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Alisha Davidson

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Artwork for Alisha Davidson

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Asymmetric baskets

Random willow and bark bowl

Curly frame leaf basket


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I work predominantly with willow, which I grow myself or source as locally as possible, I also enjoy incorporating materials I've foraged to add colour and texture to my work. The materials I use are produced with as little negative impact to the natural world as possible to ensure that what I'm creating is sustainable.
Heritage techniques are used throughout my work to create pieces that will stand the test of time whilst also incorporating innovative ideas to push the boundaries of tradition.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a designer maker of both functional and artistic baskets.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I share my time between making baskets to sell, commission work and teaching workshops.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

After attending many day courses I enrolled on the City & Guilds level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques in Basketry, at Westhope College, which I finished with a Distinction and also received the Basketmakers Association Professional Progress Award for my work during the course. I then completed the City & Guilds Level 3 diploma in Craft Skills for Creative Industries (Basketry).

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

H-Art - September 2021, 2022 & 2023 - St Michaels Church, Tenbury
H-Art - September 2023 - My studio, Brimfield
Secret Severn Art Trail - September 2021 & 2022
Nourish Exhibition - Farnham University of Creative Arts - 2022

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Oxenham Art, Leominster
Oxenham Gallery, Hereford
Studer Fine Arts, Presteigne

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