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About Michelle Mateo

I handcraft simple ash splint baskets, wooden bowls and leather items for everyday use, using traditional tools and techniques. I enjoy working off-grid with hand tools, using only hardwood that is locally sourced, from sustainably managed woodlands as part of a natural thinning and woodland regeneration process.

I teach in Wales and in the South West of England.

2021 News 

- I recently featured in Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble on Channel 5 turning a bowl on my pole lathe, catch my episode here - https://www.my5.tv/escape-to-the-farm-with-kate-humble/season-2/episode-7|

- My pole-lathe work has also featured in Quercus Magazine, Issue 8 - September/October Issue; subscribe here: https://www.mymagazinesub.co.uk/quercus To see the pictures featured in the magazine in more detail, please see this post by clicking here.

- I'm proud to announce that I'm also 3rd place winner of The Worshipful Company Basket Makers 2021 Basketry Competition - For more detailed pictures, click here.

Further Info

Specialised in
Ash splint basketry, spring pole lathe bowl turning and leatherwork. I teach both basketry and bowl making.  
Open to the Public?
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing