Working from my studio in Presteigne, I weave with English rush and other natural materials to make beautiful and useful baskets.

Rush is a perfect weaving material – it will plait, weave and coil into almost any shape, it can be sewn or woven, become dense or airy and create soft or hard forms.  I have been working with rush for nearly 10 years and continue to learn what it can do.

I cut rush every summer from the River Isle in Somerset, bringing home as many bolts as possible to dry and keep me going for the coming year.  I teach from my studio too, so I need to cut enough for my students to use.

I sell through local galleries, H-Art as well as online.

Clair Murphy of Rushmore Baskets