Basket maker, Susie Thomson, is a Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basket Makers. Thomson has exhibited at Contemporary Applied Arts and has undertaken many commercial and private commissions. She is also known for the installation of fretwork made by her late partner, Khadambi Asalache, in 575 Wandsworth Road. This is now in the care of the National Trust.
Thomson is inspired by different important moments in her life and her work reflects these recollections. The subtle curves and flow of her work are natural to her, she states, “Undulation and movement have always been part of my understanding starting with growing up surrounded by the Angus landscape.” Thomson’s work is both playful and abstract, imbued with meaning through the visual rhythm of lines, colour and texture in her forms.