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©Ciaran Hogan
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Ciaran Hogan

  • Basketweaver
  • Spiddal, Ireland
  • Master Artisan
Ciaran Hogan Basketweaver
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:30, Sunday 11:00 - 17:30 (Autumn, Winter and Spring); Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:30, Sunday 11:00 - 17:30 (Summer)
+353 871516062
©Ciaran Hogan

A slow craft

  • • Ciaran's craft takes time and patience
  • • He grows his own materials
  • • He weaves colour into his baskets

Basket weaving wasn’t at the forefront of Ciaran Hogan’s mind as a teenager. He gave up working with his father, master basket weaver Joe Hogan, in favour of a more exciting job in the local pub. In his adult years he had a number of jobs before coming home to his father's craft at the age of 30. Now, when he speaks about the techniques and materials used to create a basket ,you get the sense he is where he is meant to be, doing what he was born to do. His craft requires him to be not just a maker but also a farmer. With his father, they share a willow farm which they harvest each year for their creations. He is one of around only 15 full-time basket makers in the country who keep this tradition alive.

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Photo: ©Ciaran Hogan
Large bowl

This large handcrafted willow bowl features three bands of colour and grab handles.

Width 65 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©Ciaran Hogan
Connemara turf basket

This sturdy round turf, or log basket, features three bands of colours.

Diameter 46 cm
Height 47 cm

Photo: ©Ciaran Hogan
Rope weave bowl

Handcrafted rope weave willow bowl of various colours.

Diameter 35 cm
Height 20 cm

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