Joe Hogan’s Unconventional Biodegradable Containers are Made from Homegrown Materials

by , 04/20/12

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Weaving dry bark, willow, catkin and even lichen encrusted birch twigs, basket maker Joe Hogan makes contemporary organic containers with materials he finds rights at home. Based in Loch na Fooey, Ireland, he has been making baskets from locally sourced materials since 1978. Using only biodegradable organic matter, he grows the plants he needs for his craft or forages them while on his daily walks around the beautiful Irish countryside. Hogan, a master of basketry, also gives courses on basketmaking and curates exhibitions promoting this ancient local craft. Unique, made-to-order and functional, Joe Hogan’s one-of-a-kind creations will stand the test of time.

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  1. elisabethcoon August 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I just retired and want to learn to weave baskets. I saw a beautiful basket in a shop a few years ago, made of rather large sticks, and it was so beautiful I never forgot it. Joe Hogan–your baskets are wonderful. Elisabeth from Philadelphia

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