Lukasz Jurgowiak is a basket-maker based in south Sligo, Ireland. He comes from the North-West of Poland. His first memories of willow baskets are associated with his father who made baskets for family use.
Lukasz only made his first basket after moving to Ireland in 2004, using willow growing wild along the hedgerows, remembering the gestures he had seen his father perform. Developing a growing love for the material he took numerous classes with Alison Fitzgerald. He is continually striving to learn as much as possible from the rich tradition of basket-weaving in the Irish countryside. A keen horticulturist and lover of nature, he is also at present developing his skills in working with native wood.