John can offer custom 1-to-1 tuition or 2-to-1 tuition, or very small groups at a small private venue in Lanark to those who want to improve their weaving or learn a new technique. I am a full-time professional basketmaker who makes many baskets each week. If you are an absolute beginner, my tuition could seem somewhat intensive. This might be precisely what you want! But, if not, I recommend some of the more leisurely beginners classes to ease you into the craft - these are listed on the websites of The Basketmakers' Association or The Scottish Basketmakers' Circle.
All my baskets are made the traditional way on the plank on the floor and this is the only way I teach basketmaking. If you're simply very keen, or have done some training and are making baskets independently, and/or are maybe thinking about selling work or are selling already, you will be welcome to arrange a visit for tuition with me. I enjoy sharing my skills and experience and my knowledge and skills are mostly concerned with British methods of basketmaking. I might suggest a suitable traditional basket style for study. Hours would be approximately 9:30 til 5:00pm by arrangement and, if you come to me, would cost from £180 per day or £400 per day for a group of up to x8 if I travel to you (3 hours maximum drive). Extra cost may apply if a project in peeled white willow is requested. Please email me with your enquiry.