The fourth episode of Material Matters with Grant Gibson talks with artist and sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon about her relationship with willow.

They discuss about growing up on a fruit farm in Derbyshire, her childhood obsession with building a two-storey tree house, what failure feels like, and why she has never woven a basket.

They also discover how her work has inspired a new piece of orchestral music.

Material Matters recently rated #9 in the Apple Podcasts charts and when reviewed for The Observer New Review was “recommended” by journalist Miranda Sawyer.

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Happy listening!

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