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Jane Crisp | The Foraging Trug


A trug is a functional object, used for holding flowers, vegetables or eggs. However, in the deft hands of Jane Crisp they become altogether transformed into a rare object of skill, tradition and astonishing beauty. Combining her experience as a furniture maker, and her interest in boat-building practices and materials, Crisp elevates the trug to a sculptural object that references the hull of a ship or a wing of a bird folding back on itself. For this project, Crisp has used a warm cherry that speaks to the setting.

This piece is available to pick up/ ship week of 10th June.

Material: Cherry wood, copper nail and rove fixings
Dimensions:  H14.17 x W15.74 x D18.89in

H14.17 x W15.74 x D18.89in

About the Maker

Furniture maker and homeware designer Jane Crisp fuses traditional artisan techniques with the poetics of the natural world, creating contemporary handcrafted objects with a holistic relationship to their origins. From her rural workshop in England’s remote Fenlands, Crisp’s practice centers on trug making, elevating the trug’s minimalist aesthetic into a refined object steeped in the mythologies of her native East Anglian Fen country, where trugs have been made by Fenmen and women for generations.



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