John Cowan is a Scottish basketmaker based in Lanark whose baskets are all handmade in his small workshop using UK-grown Willows and Hazel. Most of the willow John uses is unstripped so the natural and varied colours of willow bark, as well as its ephemeral fragrance are features of his baskets.
John reproduces old basket designs that were once common in agriculture and the UK fishing industry, but now can be used domestically as sturdy log baskets or attractive quality storage baskets. Besides making traditional basket designs, John welcomes commissions from time-to-time of made-to-measure and bespoke pieces.
Telephone: 07745 862758