Over the past 25 years artist and basketmaker Tim Johnson has explored the relationships of material, place, nature and culture. His diverse creative practice encompasses basketmaking and performance, photography and painting, sculpture and installation, textiles and costume, his work has been exhibited internationally.
He combines a deep respect for traditional basketmaking with his own innovations and enjoys using a wide variety of materials and techniques gleaned from his travels, research and his own creative practice.
Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Tim has lived in various parts of England and Ireland and is currently based in the north east of Spain just outside Barcelona.
Tim is an experienced tutor and has recently been awarded the prestigious Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education and several awards for his baskets in Spain and Poland.
Mònica Guilera learnt basketmaking in the Catalan tradition combining willow and split european cane; with over 17 years of making and teaching experience she has a wide repertoire and enjoys designing contemporary functional baskets. One of Monica's specialities is the Nansa fishtrap technique that has been used by fisherman around the Mediterranean since ancient times, with deep roots and a modern sensibility Monica's work explores colour, form and pattern ideal for the contemporary home. Monica has received several prizes for her work both in Spain and the UK and exhibits and sells her work internationally.