I was born in Ripon, North Yorkshire and have always had a passion for art and the natural world. I studied Zoology at Manchester University but never gave up my art! Ten years ago after a weekend willow sculpting course my artistic practice took on a different direction.
Working with a natural material opened up a new world and I consequently went on to learn the different techniques of basketry. I enjoy using the traditional skills of basketry and adding my own flare to the process.
I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside nestled between the moors & dales. I work with six varieties of English willow grown in Yorkshire & Somerset.
My willow workshop provides the perfect base to store, soak and create my work.
The participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves and went home proudly with their willow stars. Anna was very knowledgeable and took them through what they had to do very clearly. All were keen to join Anna on one of her workshops the next time!
Anna is a brilliant tutor as well as a talented maker. The group were engrossed and have asked her to go back again soon