Courses

As well as leading my own Willow Sculpture Days I run bespoke full and half day Willow Sculpting courses, (both in animal sculpting and basket making), for a wide variety of clients.  These include Coates English Willow, River Cottage, Linley of London, The Garden House, Soho House Group, CoLab Exeter, Social Enterprises, Schools and Corporate Team Building days.

Willow Animal & Basket Sculpture Days:

January – April 2019

All Willow Sculpture Days are suitable for beginners and those with existing willow weaving experience.  Just bring along lots of enthusiasm and by the end of the day you will be taking home a willow creation of your chosen animal or a basket!

TIME

All Willow Sculpture Days start at 9.30am and finish at 5.30pm (approximately)

VENUE

Coates English Willow, (Willow & Wetlands Centre), Stoke St. Gregory, Nr. Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6HY

DETAILS

Maximum of 8 participants per day.  Price includes refreshments, materials and a tour of Coates.    Lunch is available at an additional cost the adjacent Lemon Tree Coffee House.   Sculpture Days are held in the indoor heated Classroom or Basket Making Workshop. All tools are provided, though you are more than welcome to bring along your favourite pair of secateurs and gardening gloves.  Please also bring an apron or wear clothing that you don’t mind getting a little mucky!

AVAILABILITY

I’m now taking bookings for January – April 2019.

To book your Sculpture Day please fill out the ‘Make a Booking Enquiry’ form.

I aim to reply to your enquiry with payment instructions within 5 working days of your completed submitted booking form.  Once you have sent in your booking, please bear with me whilst I work through bookings on a strict date and time basis, (I have to do this for my own conscience!)  I will reply to you as soon as I can, and as ever, I will do my best to accommodate your booking request.  I accept payment by electronic bank transfer, PayPal or by cheque.

Due to the demand for the Sculpture Days, (and my need to also be able to work on other projects, teaching, commissions etc.) I do only take bookings on a “first come, first serve, full payment” basis.

Please note that it is your responsibility to read the course full terms and conditions on my website Footer Pages.

GIFT VOUCHERS

As Willow Sculpture Days make great presents for family and friends, I am now offering my own gift voucher service.  Please do contact me for more details.  On my receiving your payment, you will be sent a personalised gift voucher card.

Please however note that due to the demand for Willow Sculpture Day places I am unable to guarantee that your gift recipient/s will be able to book a date within 4 months of receiving their voucher.  I advertise my courses 3 times a year and although I send out a priority publicity email to gift voucher recipients, it is up to your gift recipient to check for Willow Sculpture Day availability.  Gift vouchers are valid for 2 years from their issue date.  Also, once a Sculpture Day date has been arranged for a gift voucher recipient, all normal terms and conditions, including my cancellation policy apply.

Other Sculpture Day Info:

I strongly advise that if you would like to attend a particular Sculpture Day with friends or family, please make one group booking.

(Please also note that I try my very upmost to update the availability for each Sculpture Day as regularly as I possibly can, but due to the amount of bookings I receive there can occasionally be a delay between places being allocated and my manually updating this page.)

By going to my Contact Page and ticking the box next to ‘SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST!’ you will be able to join my upcoming courses newsletter and receive the next Willow Sculpture Day dates prior to general public release.

I will be releasing my May – August 2019 dates in February.  To be amongst the first to know these dates please do sign up to my MailChimp Mailing List by going to my Contact page and ticking the box next to ‘SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST!’

The following September – December 2018 Willow Sculpture Day dates are now fully booked:

Animal – 7th & 14th Sept, 4th & 12th Oct, 15th Nov, 8th Dec; Basket – 21st Sept, 20th Oct, 16th Nov; Bird -11th Oct, 30th Nov; Flower Lantern – 2nd Nov; Hare – 8th Sept, 7th Dec; Reindeer – 20th Sept, 5th & 19th Oct, 3rd Nov & 29th Nov, 13th Dec;

Animal

Description

Make a willow animal sculpture of your choice. Whilst learning sculpting techniques you will create a 3D interpretation of your chosen animal. It’s great to come along with an idea of the animal you would like to create.

Dates & Availability

Sat 19 Jan 2019 Fully Booked
Fri 15 Feb 2019 Fully Booked
Thu 28 Mar 2019 2 Places
Thu 25 Apr 2019 1 Place
Cost: £95

Basket

Description

Ideal for those who wish to begin playfully making sculptural baskets! Using either my sculptural stake and strand method, the free weaving technique, or Zarzo method, learn how to make your very own unique willow basket in a day. 14th December places available at £80 per person (2018 prices!)

Dates & Availability

Fri 14 Dec 2018 1 Place
Fri 18 Jan 2019 6 Places
Sat 16 Feb 2019 4 Places
Cost: £85

Bird

Description

Spend a day creating a bird of prey, coastal, woodland or moorland bird.  Not only will you weave a bird of your choice but you will also learn methods to make many other bird species.

Dates & Availability

Thu 7 Feb 2019 Fully Booked
Fri 29 Mar 2019 1 Place
Cost: £85

Deer

Description

Create your very own characterful 4ft Roe Deer in a day.  Whilst making your 3D sculpture you will learn various willow weaving and sculpting techniques.

Dates & Availability

Fri 11 Jan 2019 Fully Booked
Thu 4 Apr 2019 Fully Booked
Cost: £85

Flower Lantern

Description

Create a beautiful hanging willow flower lantern as a centre piece for your garden or home.  Using basketry techniques we will sculpt a large lantern that can be lit up with LED lights.

Dates & Availability

Fri 8 Feb 2019 8 Places
Fri 26 Apr 2019 8 Places
Cost: £85

Hare

Description

Create a unique moon gazing, leaping or boxing hare sculpture. Using simple weaving and sculpting techniques you will make and take home a characterful  hare.

Dates & Availability

Thu 10 Jan 2019 1 Place
Fri 8 Mar 2019 5 Places
Cost: £85

Lampshade

Description

New for 2019!  Get inspired and make your own feature lampshade for your home.  Choose to make a large conical, round or smaller pair of shades from a choice of designs that use traditional basket making techniques.

Dates & Availability

Fri 5 Apr 2019 6 Places
Cost: £85

Zarzo Basket

Description

A stunning sizeable round or rectangular basket that’s great for beginners.  Due to their growing popularity I’m now offering a dedicated Zarzo basket making day.

Dates & Availability

Thu 7 Mar 2019 6 Places
Cost: £85