I’ve captured people in the Willow industry before for my Life In A Somerset Landscape project.
Chris doesn’t work for a company he is an independent artist working from home for a small selection of close clients.


His modest but well-stocked workshop is located in his garden in Stoke St Gregory near Taunton Somerset where he has lived all his life.

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It’s here that he creates baskets, coffins and other bits of furniture from the locally grown Somerset willow.

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He started to learn his craft at the age of 15 which he told me equates to over 41 years and it showed when I watched his masterfully with ease work the willow.
Watching him work was an absolute treat photographing and chatting to him a privilege.

See more of Chris work at his Facebook Page

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