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Longline Basket

ash handle, hazel ribs, naturally coloured willow rods, 46cm x 31cm
Photographer, Foran Photography

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The Pail

willow bark, willow rod for top rim, leather for sewing, 35cm x 23cm
Photographer, Foran Photography

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When is a Knot Not a Knot

Sisal twine (warp) and willow strips, 44cm x 31cm

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Sciob

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Forraging Basket

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Kathleen McCormick

Kathleen McCormick creates baskets using natural materials and colours, with a particular emphasis on shape and function. She comes from a long line of craftspeople and cites her Native American, French and German heritage as key influences on her practice.

McCormick makes a range of basket forms including log baskets, laundry baskets, trunks and fishermens’ creels. She uses a variety of materials in her pieces, combining bark work with her own home-grown, hand-harvested red willow. McCormick also designs and produces colourful patterned rugs and wall hangings from homespun wool. She places a high value on traditional crafts, but occasionally experiments with more contemporary techniques and forms.

Originally from Co. Kildare, McCormick now lives and works in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath. She studied basketmaking with Joe Hogan and textiles with Terry Dunne.

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, USAy
           A Place to Gather, Shoreditch, London, UK
2008
Images of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2007
Organic Geometry, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Yard Gallery,Hollywood, Down
2001-2007
Showcase, RDS, Dublin

Contact Details:

Kathleen McCormick
Ballinakill
Broadford
Co. Kildare

T. +353 (0)86 880 7208
E. basketbarn@gmail.com
www.kathleenmccormickbaskets.com/