Welcome to my willow sculpture workshop page
The workshops are suitable for all levels of experience but only available to adults and young people aged over 14 years who are attending with a responsible adult. If you are interested in attending a class please read the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page. Please contact me to book a place
Please read my other pages for other possibilities
If you wish to attend any of the workshops that don’t have full details yet please contact me and I will send you more details when they are confirmed
I tend to work from a variety of venues however at the moment I am currently limiting myself to two.
Summer willow for the garden – dragonflies, flowers, bird feeders, etc.
£65 Saturday 18th July 10am – 4pm at the Wickham Community Centre, nr Fareham.
A great willow activity making small willow craft items for the garden, ideal for those of anyone wishing to create a selection of items including dragonflies, flowers, bird feeders, fish, etc.
If you need to self-isolate at the moment making small items as an online workshop is an option for you
Farmyard birds- Willow chickens and duck workshop
£75 Saturday 1st August 10 am -4.30 pm at the: Wickham Community Centre, nr Fareham
I don’t know about but I just love chickens and ducks their such interesting creatures so
if you’re like me here is your chance to make your own
Create a willow hare, £75
Saturday 3rd October 10am – 4.30 pm venue probably Wickham Community Centre, nr Fareham but might be West End scout Hut nr Hedge End
Create a sitting or moon gazing hare an animal steeped in mystery and storytelling and a lovely addition to your home or garden.
Create a willow owl
£75 Saturday 17th October 10 am – 5 pm
Create a sitting or flying willow owl.
You may have probably noticed that I love birds and so I thought that it was about time that I offered an owl workshop, The owl will be a smaller version of this sitting owl or a flying owl .
Introduction to willow workshop course, 4-week course
This will take place this October, on Thursday mornings at 10am – 1pm
Cost £35 per session or £120 for all 4 sessions
Willow deer weekend workshop
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 10am -4pm , £140
Venue to be confirmed probably West End Scout Hut , West End neat Hedge End
Create a willow deer / stag for your garden
Willow Reindeer /deer head workshops
£75, 28th November Wickham nr Fareham 10am – 5pm
Create a lovely willow stag/ reindeer head for your home or garden
You will be using a variety of techniques including random weave or interlacing techniques to create the head totally with willow
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Willow Christmas Crafts
£65, 12th December 10am – 4pm
This is likely to take place at Wickham Community Centre
Just in time for Christmas create your own uniques decorations for your home, items include Christmas Trees, small wreaths, stars, mini snowmen, and reindeer,
Half-Day Willow Christmas Crafts workshops.
Two sessions to take place in two Thursdays in November dates and venue to confirm. Time 10am – 1pm in. Probably GAF Greyladies Arts Foundation,Bursledon on the edge of Southampton
Cost £35 for one workshop £65 for both session .
Workshop 1 – Christmas trees, small wreaths, and stars
Workshop 2 – Mini snowman and reindeer
BEFORE BOOKING A PLACE AT ANY OF THE
Please read the workshop BOOKING INFORMATION PAGE
What’s included in the price?
All tools and materials are included along with refreshments and individually wrapped cakes etc and snacks, please provide your own lunch if you are attending a full-day workshop.
We have exclusive access to kitchen facilities and self-contained toilets I will be following all current safety guidelines with a maximum of 8 spaces available. I will be providing individually wrapped refreshments and disposable plates, cups, and cutlery should you wish to use it.
I also provide you with your own clear visor or mask for you to keep.
We have the option to work outside or inside and there is plenty of room to spread out. Cleaning wipes, gells etc will be available. You are welcome to bring your own equipment.
I’m a total beginner/ have attended other workshops will it be ok for me?
It takes many years to learn a new craft as with any other skill some people jump in feet first and connect straight away whilst otherwise find it takes more time its like anything you don’t know until you try.
The workshops are designed as an introduction to working with the materials and for those if you have some experience the opportunity to develop more skills. so please note that the detail that you will achieve will vary from person to person. If you are booking a workshop for someone else please ensure that they have read this.
What is the minimum notice that you need to book a place
Spaces usually book up quickly if there are any still available the minimum notice that I require is as follows
- One week to create an item using the traditional brown willow and
- 3 days notice if you are happy to use buff willow (this is not suitable for staying outside in cold/wet weather.)
- Workshops will be canceled and rearranged if there are not enough attendees to go ahead.
Please note that working with willow and can be tiring on the hands and may be difficult for you to do if you have conditions such as arthritis or find it hard to grip and pull I would suggest that you contact me to discuss what workshops might be suitable for you to attend and if there are any alternative options.
Please wear clothing that you like working in. You are welcome to bring your own secateurs and gloves if you wish to.
Please read my cancelation policy before you book a place.
For further information about my workshops visit my FAQ