'I feel very fortunate to be able to make what the materials suggest'
Hogan is strongly influenced by the landscape of Lock na Fooey in County Galway, wher he lives and works. His robust, sculptural pieces are woven from native willow, and often incorporate twisted bog wood, birch, ash or holly wood, all locally sourced. The form of his baskets, pods and pouches is often determined by the lines of rhe wood, which - gmarled and contorted - provides a powerful contrast to the smooth regularity of the woven willow.
A group of new large scale baskets are currently on view on our gallery space in Oxford.