This wonderful exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre in north Wales, curated by Gregory Parsons, is the second basketry show they’ve had in the past couple of years. Apparently the first one was immensely popular. So here’s hoping that the image of basketry is on the up – about time!
The exhibition certainly showcases the extraordinary range encompassed by the term “basketry”, from modern recycled materials to ancient techniques that are in danger of dying out (there is a whole gallery dedicated to examples of baskets that are classed as endangered or critically endangered by the Heritage Crafts Association).
Here are some of my favourites of the 37 makers represented in the show.
Basketry: Rhythm, Renewal & Reinvention runs at Ruthin Craft Centre until 10 January 2022.