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I'm Daisy Askins, the artist and project facilitator behind Vine Willow Wood.

Heritage Crafts Association and Basketmakers Association

Artist Statement

In my art practice, I use the raw materials of the landscapes I work in - primarily vines, willow and wood - to create woven sculptures that speak to the land and the stories that shape them. My methods are informed by the traditional techniques of basketry and other heritage crafts rooted within my home of Shropshire. 


I have over five years' experience delivering nature, craft and wellbeing projects and courses for adults and children on behalf of social enterprises. I strongly believe in the therapeutic and empowering value of nature and craft both on an individual and collective level.

My professional background is in Landscape Architecture, where I specialised in project managing heritage landscape restoration and community engagement projects, working across the UK with private and public sector organisations and grant funding bodies.


I have a studio at the Maws Craft Centre in Jackfield, Shropshire. The Maws Craft Centre is a collection of art, craft and design studios, housed in the refurbished Victorian tile factory of Maw & Co. The courtyard is open 7 days a week, and is just a short walk  down the river from the centre of Ironbridge.   

I hold Open Studio events on the first Saturday of every month, 10am-4pm. I'll also often have my door open whilst I'm working, but if you're making a special trip to see me, its best to contact me beforehand to make sure I'm going to be in. or to arrange a private appointment. 

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