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: January – April 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 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!

AVAILABILITY

All September – December 2017 Willow Sculpture Days are now fully booked.  Dates: Animal 8th Sept, 20th Oct, 18th Nov, 7th Dec.  Cockerel & Chicken 6th Oct, Goose 14th Sept, 1st Dec. Hare 9th Sept, 3rd Nov. Heron & Crane 17th Nov. Reindeer 5th Oct, 21st Oct, 2nd Nov, 2nd Dec, 8th Dec. Sheep & Pig 15th Sept.

You can now book for my January – April 2018 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 note that whilst my Willow Sculpture Days do make great presents for family and friends, I do not personally 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.

(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 very occasionally be a delay between places being allocated and my manual 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 19 Jan 2018 Fully Booked
Sat 17 Feb 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 19 Apr 2018 1 Place
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

Thu 8 Feb 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 2 Mar 2018 8 Places
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

Sat 20 Jan 2018 Fully Booked
Thu 1 Mar 2018 1 Place
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 16 Feb 2018 4 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

Thu 11 Jan 2018 Fully Booked
Fri 16 Mar 2018 3 Places
Cost: £80

Herb Bird Basket

Description

Uniquely developed to combine elements of both basketry and animal sculpture, you will create a large willow ‘bird’ basket that can be planted with herbs or flowers.  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

Sat 17 Mar 2018 7 Places
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 12 Jan 2018 4 Places
Fri 20 Apr 2018 5 Places
Cost: £80

Sheep & Pig

Description

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 9 Feb 2018 4 Places
Cost: £80