Joe Hogan has been making baskets at Loch na Fooey since 1978 and in that time has earned a reputation for making strong, durable baskets of the highest quality. The colours in these award winning baskets are those of the natural willows which are grown at Loch na Fooey.

Joe also makes indigenous Irish baskets such as the creel. These are available to order and are described in his book, Basketmaking in Ireland, published by Wordwell in 2001.


Featured: Loewe Project


Joe was commissioned by Loewe to make  several pods which were displayed at their Spring/ Summer 2019 fashion show  held at UNESCO building,  Paris in late September 2018. The commission consisted of 6 extra large pods,  all greater than  1 meter in diameter and about 20 smaller sized pods.

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Artistic Baskets

Traditional Baskets



Bare Branches Blue Black Sky Book.

Learning From The Earth Book.

Basketmaking In Ireland Book

Collaborations & Projects



Specially commissioned pods for Loewe  Fashion Show, Spring /Summer 2019.

Twig hat collaboration with Joanne Hynes. London Fashion Week 2011.