Willow basket courses by Dominic Parrette at West Dean College

Dominic Parrette

Dominic is a basketmaker and coppice worker with over ten years experience in teaching his craft.
He makes a woven willow structures, organic forms and frame baskets using a range of traditional and contemporary techniques.

Dominic has had his frame baskets exhibited in several basketry exhibitions and is a member of the Basketmakers Association.

My approach to teaching is to provide students with the basic age old skills,then with gentle encouragement, repetition and a sense of fun, beautiful work will emerge.

I take my inspiration from the natural world and the materials that it provides when we work in harmony with it.

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