Esmé Hofman持續對線條、形狀和結構摸索實驗，並創作出一系列沒有即時應用的圓形作品，是次展示的No 7便是其中之一。而Clock bag則是她將古典傳統作品重新演繹而生的系列作品之一。
These design pieces show an investigation into the ancient craft of wickerwork. Esmé Hofman has an innovative take on the traditional technique that is disappearing from the production landscape in order to create new and innovative work with the techniques of the past. Besides the technique, there is also a focus on the material. Willows grow along canals and streams and thus have a role in the humidification of landscapes. No 7 is part of a coherent series of round shapes without immediate use.They can be regarded as independent objects in my research into lines, shapes and structures. Clockbag is part of a series fine skein modern bags based on antique traditional pieces
About Esmé Hofman
As a contemporary basket maker, I am versatile and can experiment with free forms because today’s maker is no longer bound by functionality. Techniques are explored and mixed but what remains is the need to master the craft and high quality. I am a traditional trained and learned the foundations of my craft at the German basketry school. As a modern craftswoman I look beyond the borders of this traditional handcraft. I mainly work with willow a sustainable material.