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

Willow Animal & Basketry Sculpture Days: May – August 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 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!

AVAILABILITY

I’m now taking bookings for May – August 2018.

January – April 2018 Willow Sculpture Days that are now fully booked.  These are as follows:  Animal 19th Jan, 17th Feb, 19th April.  Bird 8th Feb, 2nd March.  Deer 20th Jan, 1st March.  Flower Lantern 16th Feb.  Hare 11th Jan.  Herb Bird Basket 17th March. Sculptural Basket 12th Jan. Sheep & Pig 9th Feb.

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 3 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.

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.

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 4 May 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 7 Jun 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 6 Jul 2018 Fully Booked
Sat 11 Aug 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £90

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

Fri 1 Jun 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 12 Jul 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

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.  Deer Sculpture Days are highly popular so please book early!

Dates & Availability

Thu 10 May 2018 Fully Booked
Sat 7 Jul 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Flower Lantern

Description

New for 2018! Create a beautiful hanging willow flower lantern as a centre piece for your garden.  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 8 Jun 2018 2 Places
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 5 May 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 10 Aug 2018 Fully Booked
Cost: £80

Sculptural Baskets

Description

Ideal for those who wish to begin playfully making baskets!  Using either the free weaving technique or my newly developed sculptural stake and strand method, learn how to make your own unique willow basket in a day.  New for 2018!

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

Dates & Availability

Fri 20 Apr 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 11 May 2018 2 Places
Sat 2 Jun 2018 2 Places
Fri 13 Jul 2018 3 Places
Cost: £80