Joe Hogan at the Scottish Gallery

Joe Hogan will have another exhibition at the Scottish Gallery from 4-28 April, called 'Learning from the Earth'. The Scottish Gallery website says "Learning from the Earth presents new willow work from traditional basketmaker and fine artist Joe Hogan. Joe has worked from his studio in Loch na Fooey in West Ireland since 1978.

Wattle and Daub Exhibition


SBC Member Helen Jackson has been working with Aberdeenshire potter HIlary Duncan for some years exploring the combination of willow and clay. They have taken part in North East Open Studios, most recently in 2016, displaying both their individual and their collaborative pieces. Now they present an exhition of their work, combined with a number of workshops, at The Barn, Burn o' Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA. The exhibition runs from 10th-21st April.


Lise Bech at the Scottish Gallery

Lise Bech.  'Interwoven' at The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh. 


Lise has created a variety of wall pieces for this exhibition that runs until 6 February.

Lise has an international reputation, and has exhibited at the Scottish Gallery on several occasions.

exhibition will be well worth visiting by basketmakers and non-basketmakers alike.


The catalogue can be viewed at the following url:

Autumn Gathering 2017

20-22 October 2017

This year we will be at the Tulliallan Police Scotland College, Kincardine. Here is a link to their website

We have three fabulous tutors coming to teach courses over three days. They are Mary Butcher, Jenny Crisp and Felicity Irons.

Our AGM will be on the Saturday evening 21 October at 8pm.

Lise Bech's new Exhibition 'Woven Landscape'

6-23 January 2017 at The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.

Autumn Gathering 2016

We congregated at the lovely Kindrogan Field Studies Centre in the bright autumn sunshine. The trees were showing off their most spectacular colours and the red squirrels bounced across the lawns. Everyone seemed to enjoy their courses and the surroundings. And some quite surprising work emerged.....such as a giraffe head! We now have a new newsletter editor....welcome Scott...we will be continuing to have 3 newsletters a year.


Anna King's exhibition Dawyck Botanic Gardens

Anna King is showing work inspired by the Botanic Gardens themselves. She is collaborating with poet and writer Valerie Gillies.

Dawyck Studio, Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Near Stobo, near Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU

Until 31 July 2016

Our Autumn Gathering and AGM

This year we are going to be at Kindrogan Field Studies Centre which is a venue we have used before. 28-30 October 2016. Our three courses are as follows

Carole Beavis will be teaching Willow Sculpture. She is going to teach the making of willow animals.

Sue Kirk will be teaching hazel handled baskets.

Tim Johnson will be teaching a course in contemporary basketry called 'Freecoiling and Bundlesticks'. This will use a wide variety of natural and recycled materials, some of which will be gathered at the venue.

Congratulations Lise!

One of our foremost basketmakers Lise Bech was given a Silver award in the Craft and Design 2015 awards. Here is a link to her page on the craftmaker website and she encourages the rest of us to get pages too.

Woven Together

SBC Exhibition  May 2016

Inchmore Gallery, by Inverness

Go along and see this show! On now until August 27.

There are also workshops to go along side this...see the above link for more details.


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