Tim Johnson

11tj Liminal, Tim Johnson, esparto grass, recycled braided fishing line , 44” x 36.5” x 3”, 2018, $12,400

Tim Johnson

10tj Nomad’s Fold, Tim Johnson,
arundo cane, willow and walnut husk dyed sisal
, 17.75” x 27.5” x 15.75”, 2017

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Tim Johnson

7tj-9jt Keeping Time Baskets: Salt Rush, Reedmace and Combed Reedmace
Tim Johnson
reedmace, 10" x 15" x 15"; 13" x 14" x 13"; 13" x 14" x 13", 2016
$3,600 each 8jt sold

Tim Johnson Keeping Time Basket

6tj Keeping Time Baskets, Tim Johnson
small oval: rush, 8.75" x 12.25" x 10.5", 2015, $2,200

Tim Johnson Keeping Time Baskets

8tj Mountain Bow - Donegal willow, birch, rattan & butterburr, 31" x 31", 2013, $2,800
9tj Mountain Bow - Catalan Canya willow, canya, 29.5" x 23.5", 2014, $2,800

Tim Johnson Keeping Time

Selected collections and exhibition venues: Museum of Pauma, Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain; Frilandmuseet, Lolland, Denmark; Arts Council of Northern Ireland (permanent collection); Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland (permanent collection); Wicker and Hop Museum, New Tomysl, Poland; New England Regional Art Museum, New South Wales, Australia (permanent collection); Vissingaard Willow and Basketry Museum, Denmark (permanent collection); Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; National Vlechtmuseum, Noorwolde, the Netherlands; Hove Museum, Brighton and Hove, UK (East Weaves West, traveling exhibition); Hop Kilns Heritage Centre, Isle of Wight, UK (Invisible Pathways); Reventlow Park, Lolland, Denmark; Open Air Museum, Maribo, Denmark; Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal, Ireland, UK (Landscape works 1993-2013; I am here now, solo exhibition); Ruthin Craft Centre, UK (Baskets, catalog exhibition); Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark; Cecil Sharp House, London, UK; Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich, UK (Basketry: Making Human Nature).

First Prize: Contemporary, V and VII Contest of International Vegetable Fibers, Museum of Pauma, Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain; First Prize: Contemporary, XV Fira International Basketmaking Competition, Salt, Catalonia, Spain; Second Prize: Contemporary, II Swiatowy Festiwal Wikliny i Plecionkarstwa, Nowy Tomysl, Poland.

1tj ‘Keeping Time’ Baskets

“Burn the basket! Or at least light the fire with the paper the word is written on. The problem, of course, is that the most familiar and everyday basket is almost indestructible., you need an angle grinder to cut it up and a foundry to melt it down. The supermarket shopping basket is an unnoticed and unpaired design classic. As soon as we try to define the nature and essence of baskets we unwittingly begin to exclude. Terminology becomes redundant. The deep sighs and ‘tut tuts’ of tradition serve little to preserve forms and techniques, but rather push on other generation to find their creative path.”
Tim Johnson
iContemporary International Basketmaking, Mary Butcher
(Merrell Holbertson Publishers Ltd, London, UK 1999)