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Heike Kahle


Heike has been making baskets since her arrival in Ireland in 1993. She works mostly with willow, a native, strong, sustainable and long lasting material, that she grows organically on her smallholding. Heike started her own business, Baurnafea WillowWorks, in 1996 selling handcrafted baskets, garden structures, lampshades and sculptural pieces. She works part-time as a basketmaking tutor for Kilkenny/Carlow ETB and runs weekly therapeutic basketry workshops for adult with intellectual disabilities.

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