Maggie Smith Basket at The Dolby Gallery Oundle


‘Inspiration for my work comes from the natural world and the materials around me. Observing both, for as long as I remember, inspired hours of creative mind games and excitement in me.  Many of my works start from a found object which I build a form around, often using materials from the same location. This element of chance forces me to explore the possibilities of these, often unconventional, materials. My abilities to make use of such materials rooted in the discipline of traditional basketry technique.

My recent work has focused on willow, deconstructing and experimenting allowing me, over time, to develop a more intimate knowledge of it. This knowledge then helps me to reconstruct using the various craft and basketry skills available to me.’



Monday to Saturday
10.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Closed all day Wednesday

30 West Street, Oundle
Nr Peterborough PE8 4EF UK

01832 273 801