Willow workshops

Hello  and welcome to my current  willow  workshops  page

I have a variety of workshop taking place over the next few months as well as events which you can find further details on my news and events page


My workshops at Itchen Valley Country Park , Eastleigh, Hampshire

Willow Owl  workshop, Saturday 14th October (£70)  10.30 am -4.30 pm

Create a beautiful willow owl for your house or garden. A fantastic days workshop creating something that little bit different

We will be creating the younger sibling of this fine fellow who was created over a weekend.

Places must be booked by Thursday 5th October


photo of cute willow deer

Create a small  deer or reindeer,  Saturday 2nd December 10.30 am -4.30 pm (£70)

We will be creating  the baby brother or sister of this fine fellow which was created  over a weekend . You will be able to easily keep it your home or in   the garden , just in time for Christmas.

Places must be booked by Thursday 23rd November

Workshops with other organisations

D@rt Arts Centre, Hedge End,  Eastleigh, Southampton to book a place please contact the D@rt http://thedart.co.uk/art-craft-workshops/

Create a willow mushroom

(1/2 day workshop)

7th October, 10am -1.30 pm, £33

A lovely  creation  that combines traditional basketry skills with sculpture

Ideal for keeping inside or outside.



Picture of cane heart, star and Christmas tree

Christmas Willow Crafts  , 25th November 9.30 -3.30, £65

A lovely long day of creativity making a variety of Christmas decorations, stars, bells, Christmas trees, small angels and wreaths. Have a go at this ancient rural craft technique and create unique pieces to decorate your home over the festive period, or to give as a lovely gift.

Places must be booked by  Thursday 23rd November


Useful information

  • All tools and materials are included,  you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish to.
  • I will provide drinks and light snacks (please advise me if you have any dietary requirements). and a light lunch for the full day workshop.
  • Please also bring an apron or wear clothing that you like working in
  • My class sizes are small, with a maximum of  8  participant places on each workshop unless otherwise stated.
  • As well as tuition on the day I usually  provide further information including links to resources/ materials and other useful web links where possible and how to look after willow sculptures that you keep outside.
  • Please note that working with willow and using small tools can be tiring on the hands and require a good level of hand dexterity and will be difficult to do if you have arthritis of a similar condition , please contact me if you have any queries,
  • Please note that places must be booked a week in advance to allow me time to soak the willow..


The Barn at Itchen Valley Country Park is located on the edge of Southampton 10 minutes drive from m27 Junction 7 coming from the South or Junction 5  from the North

 https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/ivcp address Allington Lane West End, Southampton SO30 3HQ

The D@rt Centre, is located 5 minutes drive from M27 Juntion 7 near to Hedge End Village. http://thedart.co.uk/ address Wildern Lane, Hedge End SO30 4EJ

Booking your place please visit my craft shop page. If you wish to pay by bank transfer please email me via info@jaxsarts.co.uk

For further details  including my cancelation policy  view further details 

For information about all of the activities that I teach please visit the relevant pages