Trevor Leat - wicker and willow sculpture




Trevor Leat grows his own willow organically, and has planted his beds with many old varieties chosen for shades of colour and size. The slender rods he harvests by hand at the beginning of the year and then he ties, bundles and stacks them to season at his village workshop. Visitors always comment on the sweet, heady scent as it dries.

Taller varieties are grown for living sculpture and these are loosely bundled and stored in a nearby burn to keep them fresh for using.

He is drawn to the cyclic nature of his craft and has a sustainable approach to how he works. Following the willow harvest he often works with schools or on private commissions, constructing ‘living willow’ sculptures that erupt with buds in the spring.

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Willow . Cutting the Willow . Knotting the willow into bundles . carrying the willow back


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Trevor Leat - harvesting the willow














Trevor Leat, Minnoch, Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, SW Scotland DG7 1QU
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