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

Willow Animal & Basket Sculpture Days:

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 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.  Refreshments, all materials and a tour of Coates English Willow are included.  Lunch is available at an additional cost at the adjacent Lemon Tree Coffee House.   Sculpture Days are held in the indoor heated classroom.  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 2019.

Book your Sculpture Day using my ‘Make a Booking Enquiry’ form.

Payment is accepted by electronic bank transfer, PayPal or by cheque.  On receipt of your online Booking Enquiry Form I aim to reply within 5 working days with the availability of places for your Sculpture Day choice/s and payment instructions.

Please note that due to the level of demand, places on my Sculpture Days are only allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis on receipt of both your completed Booking Enquiry Form / Phone Call and your full payment.  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!)  To secure your place/s, when you have received my email reply please do get back to me with payment asap!

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

I will be releasing my September – December 2019 dates in May.  To be among 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!’

GIFT VOUCHERS

I do offer my own Gift Voucher Service.  They make ideal birthday and anniversary gifts for family, friends or colleagues.  They also enable priority booking.

A £85 gift voucher enables your lucky recipient to attend any one of my set type Willow Animal or Basket Sculpture Days (i.e. any of my sculpture days at which everyone makes the same type of animal or any of my Basket Sculpture Days). At a slightly higher price, a £95 gift voucher enables them to attend one of my general Willow Animal Sculpture Days at which they can make an animal of their own choosing.

If you are undecided about which gift voucher to go for I would suggest that you choose the £95 voucher and if your lucky recipient does choose to attend one of the lesser priced Willow Sculpture Days I will also pay for their lunch and a slice of cake at the Lemon Tree Coffee House.

Please do 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.

Please do contact me for more details.  On my receiving your payment, you will be sent a personalised gift voucher card.

OTHER SCULPTURE DAY DETAILS:

For the best chance of  securing your Willow Sculpture Day place/s I strongly advise you to offer me a 1st and 2nd choice of date and, (if attending with family/friends), make one group booking – all this will be gratefully appreciated!

(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.

January – April Willow 2019 Sculpture Day dates that are now FULLY BOOKED: Animal – 19th Jan, 15th Feb, 28th March, 25th April. Basket – 16th Feb. Bird – 7th Feb, 29th March. Deer – 11th Jan, 8th Feb, 4th April. Hare – 10th Jan, 8th March

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

Fri 10 May 2019 1 Place
Thu 6 Jun 2019 Fully Booked
Sat 6 Jul 2019 1 Place
Fri 9 Aug 2019 2 Places
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

Sat 18 May 2019 Fully Booked
Fri 5 Jul 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 9 May 2019 2 Places
Fri 28 Jun 2019 5 Places
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 17 May 2019 Fully Booked
Thu 11 Jul 2019 4 Places
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 26 Apr 2019 5 Places
Fri 12 Jul 2019 7 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 27 Jun 2019 2 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 3 Places
Sat 10 Aug 2019 8 Places
Cost: £85

Sheep & Pig

Description

Back due to popular demand!  Make your very own 3ft farmyard animal in a day!

Dates & Availability

Fri 7 Jun 2019 Fully Booked
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 4 Places
Cost: £85