The creation of each Belleek Basket tells us a story about the amazing art of Belleek basket weaving. The Basket and flower making process was first introduced to Belleek by William Henshall who came to Belleek in the late 1860’s. Over the next forty years he developed the craft and trained the local craftsmen in the necessary skills. These skills have been passed down through the generations to the present day, where Baskets are still handcrafted using the skills developed over the previous 160 years.
Belleek’s woven baskets have become a truly unique and special part of our product selection and are the perfect Irish handcrafted gift for any occasion.
It is the fusion of the quality, craftsmanship and heritage of Belleek that has ensured it has not only survived but has thrived over the past 160 years since 1857. Each piece of Classic Belleek is created by 16 individual artisans. From design to production to quality control at our historic pottery, this is a process that has changed very little since 1857 and we look forward to the continued strength and success of this truly special brand for generations to come. The Belleek Classic collection features tableware, giftware and home accessories including the iconic Belleek Baskets. These works of art are treasured in homes around the world and passed down lovingly though generations. Back in 1857, the pottery’s founder John Caldwell Bloomfield declared that any piece with even the slightest flaw should be destroyed. Over 160 years later, this golden rule is still strictly adhered to. The result is perfection.