The series forms part of the Get Ireland Making initiative, led by Design & Crafts Council Ireland as part of a Government-led interagency campaign to support Ireland’s cultural and creative practitioners.
DCCI has commissioned four makers to share their knowledge of materials and process through engaging videos during Heritage Week 2020. These videos showcase makers in their studios, and give a glimpse into the skill and dedication needed for each craft.
The videos will be shared on the Design and Crafts Council Ireland’s social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, throughout Heritage Week.
The first video features Hanna Van Aelst, a basketmaker in Tipperary who is a member of the Irish Basketmakers Association. Here she demonstrates making a small skib, a traditional Irish potato basket, from willow she grows herself.