Esmé Hofman (The Netherlands)

Plain Style 2
Fine willow basketry, peeled willow skeins and limewood
50 x 25 x 15 cm




”As a modern craftswoman I am prepared to look beyond the borders of my traditional handcraft. This approach gives me freedom to explore creative possibilities and generates other ways of making. Working from my feeling instead of technique, material and function. That is my personal challenge in this process.”

Price: 10.000€


Contact for Sales Inquiries:
Gallery Hidde van Seggelen, Hidde van Seggelen, +49 40 4698 7560,
Esme Hofman, +31521383051, 

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