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

  • Selection of Skibs
    Joe Hogan

    Selection of Skibs

    2018
    D:35 - 100cm
    £95 - £525
  • Fitched Log Basket & Medium Kerry Hamper
    Joe Hogan

    Fitched Log Basket & Medium Kerry Hamper

    2018
    willow
    H:46-61cm W:58-67cm
    £325 each (left sold)
  • Large Skibs
    Joe Hogan

    Large Skibs

    2017
    willow
    D:43.5cm
    £110 each
  • Catkin Bowl
    Joe Hogan

    Catkin Bowl

    2017
    Pussy willow and willow
    H:25cm W:52cm
    £445
  • Lobster Pot
    Joe Hogan

    Lobster Pot

    2017
    willow
    H:40cm W:53cm
    Sold
  • Joe Hogan in his studio in Loch na Fooey
    Joe Hogan

    Joe Hogan in his studio in Loch na Fooey

    2015
    Photograph: Peter Rowen, courtesy of Design & Crafts Council of Ireland