Lizzie started learning the first steps in basketmaking in 1991. She planted a field of willow cuttings and her passion for working with natural materials began. Always keen to try new approaches to this traditional craft Lizzie gradually gained a strong reputation for her simple innovative forms, especially the spheres often decorated with catkins or pussy willow.
Lizzie shows her work in Britain and abroad especially in the U.S. where she sells her work through Browngrotta Arts. She has received numerous awards and her work has appeared at Sotheby’s New York, SOFA Chicago, The Saatchi Gallery - COLLECT and the V&A Museum London. In July 2011 Lizzie’s willow light installation ‘Heart’ went on permanent display in the National Museum in Edinburgh.
More recently Lizzie has undertaken a number of large wall pieces for interior spaces. Commissioned by the global law firm DLA Piper for their foyer ‘The Portal’ was made using over 6000 tiny steel pins joining thousands of willow twigs in a piece designed to ‘soften’ an area of mostly steel, glass and concrete. Lizzie continues to make bespoke wall pieces for domestic and corporate clients.
Year Established: 1997
Appointed specialist advisor for Crafts SAC 2009
Best Stand Award Contemporary Craft Festival Bovey Tracey 2008
Best in Show by Grand Designs Magazine at Origin London 2006
Art & Craft Marketing Grant D&G Council 2007
Creative Development Award SAC 2007
Outward Mission to New York, UK Trade & Investment 2006
Winner 'Talent Around Britain' BBC Homes & Antiques 2004
Professional Development Grant SAC 2004
Artist Residency Cove Park 2004
The Scottish Gallery Award VAS Edinburgh 1999