March to September, 2018
Scottish Basketmakers Circle 30th Anniversary Touring Exhibition
- Inverness Museum: 29 Mar - 3 May
- Aros Centre, Portree: 7 - 31 May
- Library Gallery, Elgin: 4 - 9 June
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh: 21 Jul - 12 Aug
- Braemar Gallery: 20 Aug - 16 Sept
May 9 and 10, 2018
Weave a basket with Lise Bech
Tottenham Court Road
Working exclusively with Scottish willow, Lise Bech shares her skills showing you how to create your own versatile basket. The Southern Upland organically grown willow you will use, provides you with a unique palette of colours. Also learn about the propagation of the willow and it’s preparation for weaving. All materials provided.
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January 6 to Febuary 3, 2018
The Scottish Gallery
Following the success of Lise Bech’s solo exhibition in January 2017, we asked her to create a series of wall pieces to welcome the New Year. Originally from Denmark, Lise Bech now lives and works from her studio in Fife.
‘In my 2D work I continue to show the flexibility, variety and beauty of willow set against the stark contrast of a rigid warp; a metaphor for the opposing forces in our lives - wisdom and power’, Lise Bech, 2017.
NB! There will be an informal demonstration of basketmaking by Lise in the Gallery on Saturday, January 13, 2018 between 2-3pm.
The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street Edinburgh. EH3 6HZ. T (+ 44) 0131 558 1200. E firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm. Saturday: 10am - 4pm. Sunday: closed.
February 4, 2018
Willow Harvest and Propagation
10.30 AM - 2 PM
Museum of Scottish Country Life
Learn about willow propagation, help with the harvest of 20 different varieties of willow and take home cuttings to create your own willow bed. Enquries: 0131 247 4369
I very much enjoy passing on my basketry skills. Having taught large groups in the past I now prefer to teach individuals or small groups in my own workshop. This way the course can be tailored to suit the students' needs. These courses are arranged when there is sufficient interest! If you would like to learn, please contact me.