Posts Tagged ‘withy pot making’

Rediscovering withy pot making on St.Michael’s Mount

Posted on: 2nd July 2024 No Comments

Anyone who knows Stephen Mathews will tell you what a treasure trove of local knowledge and stories he holds. A fascinating and modest man, Stephen has a family history of living and working on St.Michael’s Mount that goes back between 300-400 years. Having met Stephen when recording the Gwelan project, we have been fortunate enough […]

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 […]

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 […]

Documenting Withy Pot Making

Posted on: 4th July 2023 2 Comments

Over the past few months Sarah has enjoyed supporting talented jeweller Anna Pope through the Cultivator mentoring scheme. Anna wanted to learn more about how she could record, share and preserve the stories she was hearing through her project, Jewelwithy. The Jewelwithy project reflected Anna’s passion for the endangered craft of withy pot making. This […]