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 basic basket making), for a wide variety of clients.  These include Coates English Willow, Cowslip Workshops, Linley of London, Soho House Group, Social Enterprises, Schools and Corporate Team Building days.

Summer Willow Sculpture Days: May – July 2017

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.  Our Sculpture Day includes a backstage tour of Coates.  Price includes refreshments and all materials.  Lunch is available at the adjacent Lemon Tree Coffee House, at an additional cost.   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 wouldn’t mind getting a little mucky!

AVAILABILITY

You can now book for my May – July 2017 Willow Sculpture Days at Coates English Willow.  To book, please fill out the ‘Make a Booking Enquiry’ form.

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 also note that whilst my Willow Sculpture Days do make great Christmas presents for family and friends, I do not offer a gift voucher service.  This is due to the very likelihood that by the time the lucky recipient received the voucher, places will no longer be available for their chosen date! I therefore now advise that, although less of a surprise, if you are gifting a place, please choose the Sculpture Day and date with your lucky recipient.

Also, 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.

Spring Willow Sculpture Days: January – April 2017

All the following days are now fully booked:

January: 6th Deer, 7th Animal, 19th Hare, 20th Sheep & Pig

February: 10th Animal, 11th Peacock, 23rd Deer, 14th Heron & Crane

March: 2nd Cockerel & Chicken, 3rd Animal, 17th Deer, 18th Hare, 31st Goose

April: 1st Deer, 20th Animal, 21st Cockerel & Chicken

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 19 May 2017 Fully Booked
Sat 3 Jun 2017 Fully Booked
Thu 6 Jul 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £90

Deer

Description

Create your very own characterful 4 ft Roe Deer in a day.  Whilst making your 3D sculpture you will learn various Willow Weaving and Sculpting Techniques. Deer Sculpture Days are highly popular so please book early!

Dates & Availability

Fri 5 May 2017 Fully Booked
Thu 22 Jun 2017 Fully Booked
Sat 15 Jul 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Goose

Description

Due to popularity, the Goose is back! Make a wonderful life size Goose to decorate your garden. As with all other Sculpture Days, no previous willow making experience required, just lots of enthusiasm!

Dates & Availability

Fri 14 Jul 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Hare

Description

Welcome in Spring by creating a unique Moon Gazing, Leaping or Boxing Hare sculpture. Using simple weaving and sculpting techniques you will make and take home a characterful 3ft hare.

Dates & Availability

Sat 6 May 2017 Fully Booked
Fri 2 Jun 2017 Fully Booked
Fri 7 Jul 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Heron & Crane

Description

New for 2017!  Celebrate the wonderful wildlife here on the Somerset Levels by creating your very own life size Heron or Common Crane.

Dates & Availability

Fri 23 Jun 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Sheep & Pig

Description

Make your very own 3 ft farmyard animal!  As with all other Sculpture Days, no previous willow making experience required, just lots of enthusiasm!

Dates & Availability

Thu 18 May 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £80