Sarah Loughlin and Marcus Wootton are based in Bewdley, Worcestershire.They create functional baskets with a modern twist, inspired by their experience of finding solace and hope in the woods; the joy a simple walk with ‘basket-in-hand’ can bring.
Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest has given them a love and appreciation of the healing properties of nature, and particularly of woodland. It is from a place of deep appreciation that they create their basketry work; in honour of the natural material of willow withies and wood. Working slowly, with care and intention, is an important part of their work.
All their work is created using ancient techniques, and entirely by hand. Creating functional, contemporary baskets is what they enjoy, combining Sarah’s love of colour and weaving, with Marcus’ love of woodwork.