Courses

As well as leading my own Willow Sculpture Days I run bespoke willow sculpting courses, (in basket making), for a wide variety of clients.  Cuurent clients include Coates English Willow, River Cottage, RHS and the Soho House Group.  Previous clients include Linley of London, The Garden House, CoLab Exeter, Social Enterprises, Schools and Corporate Team Building.

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 September – December 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.

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 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).

JOIN MY MAILING LIST:

I will be releasing my 2020 Willow Sculpture Day dates in October.  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.

FULLY BOOKED WILLOW SCULPTURE DAYS MAY – AUGUST 2019:

All the following days are now fully booked: Animal –  10th May, 6th June, 6th July, 9th August; Basket – 18th May, 5th July; Bird – 9th May; Deer – 17th May, 11th July; Hare – 27th June;

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 6 Sep 2019 Fully Booked
Sat 5 Oct 2019 Fully Booked
Thu 7 Nov 2019 Fully Booked
Fri 29 Nov 2019 Fully Booked
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.

Dates & Availability

Sat 7 Sep 2019 Fully Booked
Thu 10 Oct 2019 2 Places Available
Fri 13 Dec 2019 2 Places Available
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 12 Sep 2019 Fully Booked
Fri 8 Nov 2019 Fully Booked
Cost: £85

Flower Lantern & Lampshade

Description

Get inspired and make a stunning lighting feature for your home or garden. You can make a beautiful large lampshade to one of my designs, my outdoor flower lantern or if you have a specific lighting feature in mind let’s create it!

Dates & Availability

Fri 11 Oct 2019 5 Places Available
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 28 Nov 2019 Fully Booked
Cost: £85

Reindeer

Description

Create your very own characterful 4ft ‘Rudolph’ in a day. Whilst making your 3D sculpture you will learn various willow weaving and sculpting techniques.

Dates & Availability

Fri 13 Sep 2019 Fully Booked
Sat 23 Nov 2019 Fully Booked
Thu 12 Dec 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

Fri 4 Oct 2019 2 Places Available
Fri 22 Nov 2019 3 Places Available
Cost: £85