Using weaving and binding techniques, which have been used for thousands of years, Annemarie make baskets, lighting, and woven objects, which are a response to the materials she gathers from the land and waterways. Working with her husband Tom McWalter, together they run STUDIO AMOS in East Sussex Both are passionate about seeing the making through from the source to the finished piece. They grow more than twenty varieties of willow near their home.
Their connection with nature draws them to site specific, beautifully crafted works, which are steeped in history, landscape, and beauty. The work draws on the curves of the landscape and a deep respect for ancient crafts. Originally from County Meath, Annemarie left Ireland as a 17 year old and in her thirties found herself returning to learn with basketmakers in Armagh and Mayo. She is inspired by the simple connections that she has with basket-makers and weavers from the past who grew and harvested their material as Studio Amos does today. Annemarie is grateful to all the makers who came before her, who discovered amazing ways to make and construct.