Stephen Caulfield of Sussex Willow Baskets


I have been producing Top Quality totally ENGLISH bespoke basketware for over 33 years.

  I became an apprentice basket maker at the age of 17 in 1985.  My day started at 8am and finished at 4pm Monday to Friday for £50 a week. This was in the largest and most well known basket making company in Brighton. I became a full time professional after a few years of being tutored in the traditional way. I make all sorts of English willow wicker baskets from gift baskets to bespoke baskets for kitchens. 

Heart Shaped Basket

I love to extend my skills, as this also enables me to keep on progressing within my chosen field.

 To keep myself on my toes and to not become complacent, I like to experiment with new shapes. 

 This heart shaped basket opposite was my last personal challenge. I thought this was a great iconic symbol to create, as it's an instantly recognisable shape. My objective was to make this with really crisp, defined, curved lines. I am happy with this completed product and to have achieved my desired result.


My customers keep returning as they love the exceptional quality, personal service and reasonable prices.

 Please contact me regarding:

 1/ willow coffins + urns for ashes

 2/ bespoke baskets 

 3/ Designed to your very own requirements and measurements.

 To fit that unusual shape, you cannot find anywhere else.

 FREE estimated NO obligation quote.


For that piece of mind with no unwanted surprises. I pre-calculate slight discounts on larger orders within the quote.    

Get In Contact

Either by e-mail or telephone

 e-mail (preferred)

 by telephone : 01903 695958

To visit during normal business hours please ring to arrange an agreeable appointment.

Sussex Willow Baskets

58 Hayling Rise, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3AQ, England.

01903 695958




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Informational note:

+/- 1" = 2.5cm Tolerance on all basket sizes, This is a standard given amount, but the more experience the basket maker has the smaller the margin should be.