Cornish Willow Coffins

Cornish Willow Coffins is a small business offering bespoke wicker caskets, using sustainable natural materials.

Artist and basket maker Jessie Carr works directly with families and loved ones to create personal unique caskets.

Located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornish Willow Coffins work closely with Pentiddy natural burials, harvesting the beautiful coloured willows from their community woodland.


“Having suffered losses myself I can relate to the grieving process and understand the importance of the funeral and final resting place of the beloved”  Jessie Carr.



Willow colours vary depending on the seasons and availability. There are many combinations of colour designs to choose from and Jessie is happy to discuss the options with you; visiting her in the workshop for this purpose is welcomed.

Each casket is lined with natural calico and small pillow. A solid oak plaque is engraved to furnish the lid, this can include a few words from the family.

Delivery to the funeral directors in the Liskeard area is free of charge and will be charged accordingly outside of this area.














“Thank you for making the most wonderful coffin, everyone commented on how beautiful it was”   Barbara Lock.


Taking care of the environment is important, each coffin is biodegradable and uses entirely sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.

The Base

Cornish Willow Coffins uses a solid Pine base joined together without the need for glue.


Willow is either grown here at Burntwood with a zero carbon footprint or sourced locally. Willow has been used to make baskets for centuries; it is a sustainable crop, easy to propagate, fast growing and flexible. Harvesting takes place during the winter months during which time the willow can be woven ‘green’ before it has dried out. At this time the colour of the bark is at it’s most vivid. During the summer months when the Willow has dried out the colours of the bark change to more subdued hues.

Other Materials

Cornish Willow Coffins is developing the use of other sustainable crops such as Hazel and dogwood.

100% biodegradable plastic is used to line the coffins along with a cotton calico liner and pillow.

Finally a solid wooden plaque is made to adorn the lid of each coffin with name, date and a few chosen words.


Cornish Willow Coffins

Telephone   01579 363523/ 07467023384


Burntwood, Golberdon road, Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5RN