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The Practical Creative

29 EpisodesProduced by The Practical CreativeWebsite

In-depth conversations with people who are actively making and doing creative work.


Irish basketry artist Joe Hogan talks about working slowly, authenticity, and finding inspiration in nature

Joe is a basket maker in Ireland whose work spans both traditional craft and contemporary sculpture. Working with willow he grows himself, Joe creates stunning work using the skills he developed whilst researching traditional forms. Joe has managed to build a life, and develop a distinctive form of expression, that are without compromise. In this episode, we get into:

  • making money with baskets
  • the benefits of developing work gradually
  • the importance of authenticity over labels such as “traditional” or “contemporary”
  • the tremendous creative benefits of time spent in nature

I found my conversation with Joe to be both inspiring and grounding, and I encourage you to give it a listen!

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