Nigel Legge is a Cornish fisherman and 'Withy' pot maker
Nigel lives in Cadgwith Cove near the Lizard, on the southern tip of Cornwall. He is a member of the crab fleet based in Cadgwith that fishes off the rugged coastline, protected by Cadgwith's natural cove.
Nigel hauls his catch of lobsters and crabs from lobster pots, many of which he has hand crafted from willow.
At the age of 16 Nigel was fishing with his father from Cadgwith, and would spend the winters helping him make willow (or withy as they called them) lobster pots ready for the next season at Easter.
When plastic and steel pots became popular the withy pots gradually died out and became something of the past. However, about twenty years ago, Nigel decided once again to make a withy pot and as so many people were interested, decided to make more!
Now he is kept busy in the Winter making small and large pots, and selling them to TV and Film companies, shops and the general public, for props and interior and exterior decoration.