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

Autumn Willow Sculpture Days: Sept – Dec 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!


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


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


Maximum of 8 participants per day.  Price includes refreshments and all materials. Our Sculpture Day includes a backstage tour of Coates.    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 don’t mind getting a little mucky!


You can now book for my September – December 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.  I also strongly advise that if you would like to attend a particular Sculpture Day with friends or family, please make one group booking.

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.

Summer Willow Sculpture Days: May – July 2017

All the following days are now fully booked:

May: 5th Deer, 6th Hare, 18th Sheep & Pig, 19th Animal

June: 2nd Hare, 3rd Animal, 22nd Deer, 23rd Heron & Crane

July: 6th Animal, 7th Hare, 14th Goose, 15th Deer




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 8 Sep 2017 5 Places
Fri 20 Oct 2017 3 Places
Sat 18 Nov 2017 Fully Booked
Thu 7 Dec 2017 6 Places
Cost: £90

Cockerel & Chicken


Make a delightful pair of life size birds.  As with all other Sculpture Days, you will learn how to maintain your finished creations, enabling your brood to add charm to your garden for years to come!

Dates & Availability

Fri 6 Oct 2017 2 Places
Cost: £80



Make a wonderful plump life size Goose to adorn your Autumn garden.

Dates & Availability

Thu 14 Sep 2017 8 Places
Fri 1 Dec 2017 4 Places
Cost: £80



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 9 Sep 2017 Fully Booked
Fri 3 Nov 2017 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Heron & Crane


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

Dates & Availability

Fri 17 Nov 2017 3 Places
Cost: £80



Create your very own characterful 4-5ft Reindeer 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 5 Oct 2017 2 Places
Sat 21 Oct 2017 Fully Booked
Thu 2 Nov 2017 Fully Booked
Sat 2 Dec 2017 3 Places
Fri 8 Dec 2017 6 Places
Cost: £80

Sheep & Pig


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

Dates & Availability

Fri 15 Sep 2017 8 Places
Cost: £80