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.



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


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

Chris Outside His Workshop With Completed Willow Coffin. Chris Beck Willow Weaver Somerset