Sarah Paramor creates contemporary basketry for exhibition and for the catwalk.
Sarah Paramor is one of eight makers on Craft Scotland's COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2019.
Her first solo show, "Bags, Bottles & Baskets" will be at Inverness Museum from 15 June to 3 August 2019.
She will also have work in "Basketry: Function & Ornament" at Ruthin Craft Centre from 20 June to 13 October 2019.
Sarah’s "Dark Tendril Bag", made of corsetry boning, won second prize in the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ Best Basket 2018 competition; her "Highland Hairmoss Basket", in which she plaited local hairmoss to resemble tweed on one side and Astro Turf on the other, won third prize in the same competition in 2017. Sarah uses techniques learnt from traditional basketmakers.
Sarah Paramor lives in Applecross on the west coast of Scotland, and makes her baskets in a restored byre (cowshed).
More images of Sarah's work can be seen on Instagram.
Sarah currently has "A Bag for Isobel", a plaited hairmoss basket in the Isobel Wylie Hutchison Collection at Carlowrie Castle.
Please see CV for more information on exhibitions and collaborations.
Sarah is one of the Basketmakers' Dozen.
Remembering Jonathan Booth, Hub Photographer, whose photos first made me feel like a basketmaker, and whose loss is so keenly felt by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. Thank you for "Aurora", too. xx