Joe Hogan is first and foremost a traditional basketmaker and fine artist. He has worked from his studio in Loch na Fooey in West Ireland since 1978. He grows his own willow and harvests other naturally occurring materials such as wood, bark, larch, birch, bog myrtle twigs, willow twigs and catkins that he incorporates in his work. Joe Hogan is regarded as one of Ireland’s master craftsmen and has gained a worldwide reputation for his work.
‘I was drawn to basketmaking because willow growing provided an opportunity to live rurally and develop a real understanding for a particular place. Over the last thirty years, I have found it a very satisfying occupation. I take some time each year to try new ideas and to make new designs but I also value repetition and the fluency it develops. You learn to be patient, to work in the present moment and to not prejudge the outcome. For the past ten years or so I have become increasingly interested in making non-functional baskets, some of which involve the use of found pieces of wood. This work is prompted by a desire to develop a deeper connection to the natural world.’ - Joe Hogan
Joe was shortlisted for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018.
Joe Hogan will be part of a group willow exhibition in November 2020.
Extra Large Skib2019willowD:90cm£560Large Tub Shape Log Basket View details
Large Tub Shape Log Basket2019willowH:58cm D:56cm£410Medium and Large Skibs View details
Medium and Large Skibs2019willowD:45 - 60cm£150 - £210Extra Small and Small Skibs View details
Extra Small and Small Skibs2019willowD:30 - 37cm£120 - £130
Curved Log Basket2018willowH:51cm W:53cm£375Medium Kerry Hamper View details
Medium Kerry Hamper2018willowH:61cm W:58cm£385Joe Hogan in his studio in Loch na Fooey View details
Joe Hogan in his studio in Loch na Fooey2015Photograph: Peter Rowen, courtesy of Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
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Large Skib2019willowD:70cmSoldExtra Small Skib View details
Extra Small Skib2019willowD:30cmSold
Extra Large Skib2018willowH:12cm D:80cmSoldGorse Wood Pouch View details
Gorse Wood Pouch2018willow, gorse woodSoldReclining Pod I & II View details
Reclining Pod I & II2017willow, stones, weathered ash, field stoneH:46-60cm W:35-40cm D:35 (left)cmSoldMellow Fruitfulness I View details
Mellow Fruitfulness I2016bog pine, willowH:60cm W:95cm D:65cmSoldRanded Bowl, Size 4 View details
Randed Bowl, Size 42018willowH:37cm W:55cmSoldLarge and Medium Skib View details
Large and Medium Skib2018H:7-8cm D:37-43cmSoldPurple/Blue Catkin Bowl View details
Purple/Blue Catkin Bowl2018willow, pussy willowSoldWhitethorn Pouch View details
Whitethorn Pouch2018willow, whitethornH:38cm W:60cm D:28cmSold
Curved Log Basket2018willowH:54cm W:50cmSoldTall Vessel View details
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