At Home in the Wild

30 March 2023 - 29 April 2023

The Sweeping Bend, 2022

bog pine and willow
H:29cm W:82cm D:51cm
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Rope Weave Vessel, 2022

willow
H:43cm D:45cm
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Small Birch Nest with Thorn Branch (101), 2022

birch and thorn
H:12cm W:25cm D:23cm
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Small Heather Nest (102), 2022

heather
H:7cm W:12cm D:12cm
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Medium Catkin Nest with Reindeer Moss (103), 2022

pussy willow, willow, reindeer moss
H:7cm W:14cm D:13cm
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Large Skib IIII, 2022

willow
D:54cm
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Medium Catkin Nest (104), 2022

pussy willow and willow
H:12cm W:28cm D:22cm
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Extra Large Skib, 2022

willow
D:70cm
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Small Skib II, 2021

willow
H:7cm D:35cm
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Medium Birch Nest with Reindeer Moss (105), 2022

birch and reindeer moss
H:9cm W:30cm D:14cm
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Small Skib III, 2021

willow
H:7cm D:35cm
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Large Heather Nest with Reindeer Moss (106), 2022

heather and reindeer moss
H:12cm W:18cm D:16cm
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Large Lichen Nest (107), 2022

larch and lichen
H:9cm W:16cm D:16cm
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Medium Skib IV, 2021

willow
H:7cm D:45cm
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Large Catkin Nest with Reindeer Moss (108), 2022

willow, pussy willow and reindeer moss
H:9cm W:19cm D:17cm
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Medium Skib V, 2020

willow
H:8cm D:45cm
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Large Skib I, 2021

willow
H:9cm D:52cm
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Large Larch Nest with a Hint of Lichen (109), 2022

larch and lichen
H:10cm W:19cm D:17cm
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Large Skib II, 2021

willow
H:9cm D:52cm
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Large Skib III, 2021

willow
H:9cm D:52cm
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Large Lichen Nest with Cones (130), 2021

larch and lichen
H:10cm W:24cm D:19cm
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Photography by Peter Rowen, courtesy of Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Irish Design
Born: 1953

‘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 twenty 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 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, willow and catkins, which 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. Joe Hogan was shortlisted for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018.

You can read our blog story about the thought process behind the making of Joe’s nests in pussy willow and larch here

 


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