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Based in Sussex, Christiane handcrafts traditional and contemporary baskets using mainly English willow and rush. She trained at the City Lit College in London, and has a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Creative Techniques in Textiles (Basketry). Influenced by the many patterns, textures and tones that occur in nature, Christiane is now exploring non-functional basketry with a range of natural materials found near her home. Her work has been exhibited in London, Surrey and Sussex.

CLASSES

Lessons are available for complete beginners and those with some experience of basket weaving. Using mostly English willow and rush, I teach both adults and children, usually in groups of 6 to 8 people. Private one-to-one tuition and small groups (such as hen parties) are also possible, and I run after-school clubs too. All tools and equipment are provided.

For information on all my classes, please see WORKSHOPS.

EVENTS

Basketry in the Great Barn
Demonstrating willow weaving at Great Dixter,
Northiam, Sussex, various weekends, Summer 2019

Charlston’s Festival of the Garden
Near Lewes, Sussex, 13th July, 2019

The Garden Museum’s ‘Beautiful & Useful’ Fair
Lambeth, London, 17th November, 2019

Great Dixter’s Christmas Fair
Northiam, Sussex, 23rd & 24th November, 2019 

 

 

COMMISSIONS

If you’re looking for a unique handmade gift for a special occasion, or if you need a particular sort of basket to fit a certain space, then feel free to email me with your requirements. All individual baskets made by me are handcrafted to order, so please allow at least six weeks
for your piece to be ready.

BASKET REPAIRS

A well-loved old basket, such as a family crib, umbrella stand or picnic basket that has been passed down through the ages is hard to let go of. However, a worn basket can often be repaired to last for another generation to use and enjoy. So why not get in touch if you have a favourite old basket with a handle that needs fixing?

Gallery Of Work

Below is a selection of my work, woven with English willow, rush and silver birch. All my baskets are specially made to order. If you would like to commission something, please email me, and allow at least four weeks for a piece to be made.

Christiane Gunzi Basketry

Address: Old Town, Hastings, Sussex

email: christianegunzi5@gmail.com

Please email me direct if you are interested in classes, or if you have an enquiry about a basket commission or repair.

Photograph of Christiane Gunzi

I’m a member of:

The Basketmakers’ Association

The Basketry Collective and Sussex Arts Collective.

I am the Trade Advisor to The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.

You can follow me on Instagram.

 

For more information, or to order a commission, please fill in the form below
to send me a message.

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About

Based in Sussex, Christiane handcrafts traditional and contemporary baskets using English willow and rush. She trained at the City Lit in London, and has a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Creative Techniques in Textiles (Basketry). Influenced by the patterns, textures and tones that occur in nature, Christiane is now exploring non-functional basketry with a range of natural materials found near her home. Her work has been exhibited in London, Surrey and Sussex.

CLASSES

Lessons are available for complete beginners and those with some experience of basket weaving. Using mostly English willow and rush, I teach both adults and children, usually in groups of 6 to 8 people. Private one-to-one tuition and small groups (such as hen parties) are also possible, and I run after-school clubs too. All tools and equipment are provided.

For information on all my classes, please see WORKSHOPS.

COMMISSIONS

If you’re looking for a unique handmade gift for a special occasion, or if you need a particular sort of basket to fit a certain space in your home, then feel free to email me with your requirements. All individual baskets are handcrafted to order, so please allow at least two weeks for your piece to be ready.

BASKET REPAIRS

A well-loved old basket, such as a family crib, umbrella stand or picnic basket that has been passed down through the ages is hard to let go of. However, a worn basket can often be repaired to last for another generation to use and enjoy. So why not get in touch if you have a favourite basket that needs fixing?

EVENTS

Basketry in the Great Barn
Demonstrating willow weaving at Great Dixter, 
Northiam, Sussex, various weekends, Summer 2019

Charlston’s Festival of the Garden
Near Lewes, Sussex, 13th July, 2019

 The Garden Museum’s
‘Beautiful & Useful’ Fair

Lambeth, London, 17th November, 2019

Great Dixter’s Christmas Fair
Northiam, Sussex, 23rd & 24th November, 2019

Gallery Of Work

Below is a selection of my work, woven with English willow, rush and silver birch. All my baskets are specially made to order. If you would like to commission something, please email me, and allow at least four weeks for a piece to be made.

Photograph of Christiane Gunzi

Christiane Gunzi Basketry
Address: Old Town, Hastings, Sussex
email: christianegunzi5@gmail.com

Please email me if you are interested in classes, or if you have an enquiry about a basket commission or repair.

I’m a member of:
The Basketmakers’ Association
The Basketry Collective and Sussex Arts Collective
You can follow me on Instagram.

For more information, you can fill in the form below to send a message.

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