In this week's episode of The Capital of Craft, Sarah James from Craft Festival and Find a Maker talks with Dartmoor based woodsman, charcoal maker and stave basket maker, John Williamson.
The Devon stave basket is an agricultural basket made in a range of sizes corresponding to different weights of usually apples, potatoes and animal feeds. It is a practical, beautiful object.
John has lived and worked the woodlands of the Teign Valley, near Bovey Tracey all his life. First being introduced to the magic of woodlands as a child, when he was taken along by his father and uncle, on their logging contracts in the valley.