Posts Tagged ‘Withy Lore’

Withy Lore Oral Histories

Posted on: 30th May 2024 No Comments

With the Withy Lore project now underway, we have been enjoying spending time with people who have experience of making withy pots- willow pots to catch shellfish. Only a handful of people with this skill remain, so now feels like an apt time to capture oral histories from a time when making withy pots remained […]

Withy pot makers pass on skills to younger generation

Posted on: 11th March 2024 No Comments

Following on from the first Withy Lore event, which saw withy pot makers from around the South-West come together to share and make, we were delighted to welcome a younger generation to the project. Passing on skills In the past withy pot makers would have passed the skill of pot making down the generations. It […]

Anna Pope recording memories of withy pot making

Withy Lore receives funding to document the withy pot craft

Posted on: 21st February 2024 No Comments

We are delighted to share the brilliant news that we have received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, FEAST Cornwall, Cornwall Community Foundation, the St.Aubyn Foundation and the Fishmongers Company for the Withy Lore project. With thanks to this funding Storylines will be working with artist Anna Pope to capture, preserve and share stories and knowledge about the withy pot […]

holding withy pots

Having a go at making a withy pot

Posted on: 19th December 2023 No Comments

Over the past year we have been working with Anna Pope to shape an exciting new project which aims to explore and celebrate the withy pot craft. We’ve spent a lot of time listening to the community and have recently submitted funding applications to (hopefully!) make this project happen. After the relief of having tackled […]