West Wales Willows

justine burgess

Justine started off her working life as an engineer but now works full-time growing, selling and weaving willow on her smallholding in Carmarthenshire.  Justine's baskets and willow creations are made in her home studio with willow either grown by her and her husband, or sourced locally and from Somerset. Once dried, the willow is soaked and then woven into beautiful, tactile forms such as the traditional Welsh Cyntell basket and the Spanish Zarzo basket.

Basketry still has a place in the modern world, especially as society looks to reduce its use of plastics.

Justine also teaches a range of basketry workshops from home and also in a number of locations.