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, Linley of London, The Garden House, Soho House Group, CoLab Exeter, Social Enterprises, Schools and Corporate Team Building days.

Willow Animal & Basketry Sculpture Days:

September – December 2018

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!

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 September – December 2018.

(I will be releasing my January – April 2019 dates in late September/ early October.  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!’ ).

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.

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; common wildlife is always popular!

Dates & Availability

Fri 7 Sep 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 14 Sep 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 4 Oct 2018 1 Place Available
Fri 12 Oct 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 15 Nov 2018 Fully Booked
Sat 8 Dec 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £90

Basket

Description

Ideal for those who wish to begin playfully making baskets!  Using either my newly developed sculptural stake and strand method, Zarzo or Free weaving technique learn how to make your own unique willow basket in a day.

For more info on how and why I developed my 3 new Basket Sculpture Days check out my news page!

Dates & Availability

Fri 21 Sep 2018 2 Places
Sat 20 Oct 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 16 Nov 2018 2 Places
Fri 14 Dec 2018 8 Places Available
Cost: £80

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 11 Oct 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 30 Nov 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Flower Lantern

Description

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

For more info on how and why I developed my 3 new Basket Sculpture Days check out my news page!

Dates & Availability

Fri 2 Nov 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

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

Sat 8 Sep 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 7 Dec 2018 1 Place Available
Cost: £80

Reindeer

Description

Create your very own characterful 4-5ft ‘Ruldoph’ in a day.  Whilst making your 3D sculpture you will learn various willow weaving and sculpting techniques.  Reindeer Sculpture Days are highly popular so please book early!

Dates & Availability

Thu 20 Sep 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 5 Oct 2018 1 Place Available
Fri 19 Oct 2018 Fully Booked
Sat 3 Nov 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 29 Nov 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 13 Dec 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £80