Polly Pollock

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Courses I offer can be:

  • techniques based sessions (beginners level through to advanced) learning about a specific basketry technique (eg Coiling, Twining, Plaiting) and working with appropriate materials;
  • or far more experimental sessions focusing on a few aspects of a specific technique (eg Coiling), and experimenting with materials and the technique to explore possibilities.

Courses generally take a broad contemporary approach to basketry as a medium to work with. The techniques courses have clear outcomes, whereas the more experimental courses mostly result in students producing a small collection of samples from which to pursue further ideas independently.

I teach regularly at the City Lit, Covent Garden, London.

I also teach beginners courses at Ardington School of Arts and Crafts in SW Oxfordshire.

I also teach on a freelance basis and am happy to discuss ideas for courses – please contact me for further information and fees.

Instagram : @pollypollockbasketryteaching


  • Basketry : Tradition & Change – Journal of Museum Ethnography, No. 4, Hull, Dec. 1993
  • Start-a-Craft : Basketmaking – Quintet/Apple Press, London 1994
  • New Crafts : Basketwork – Lorenz Books, London 1998
  • New Crafts : Cardboard – Lorenz Books, London 1996 (contributor)


Recent exhibitions include:

  • “Material Conversations”, Sewell Centre Gallery
    Oxfordshire,2020 (forthcoming)
  • “Basketry – Function and Ornament” Ruthin Craft Centre
    Ruthin, N Wales, 2019
  • “Spring” Hampstead School of Art
    London, 2019
  • “Basketry Identity” Riverhouse Arts Centre
    Walton on Thames, 2015



Yes in principle, I’m always happy to discuss ideas. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a commission.

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