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
I tend to work from a variety of venues however at the moment I am working with the Wickham Community Centre near Fareham as it provides self-contained spaces.
If you need to self-isolate at the moment then you might be interested in attending one of my online zoom workshop which is also a great option for groups or friends and families for a special occasion
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 at Wickham Community Centre nr Fareham
Create a sitting or flying willow owl sculpture. This wonderful creature is one of our favorite birds, steeped in mystery and storytelling it was of our ancient creatures.
The owl can be on a plinth for display or flying or made so that you can hang it.
All materials are provided along with simple refreshments. please note that the owls won’t have any feet as shown here.
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 November at Wickham Community Centre Time 10am – 1pm
Cost £35 for one workshop £65 for both session.
Workshop 1 Thursday 12th November – Christmas trees, small wreaths, and stars
Workshop 2 -Thursday 19th November 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 etc with disposable cups etc , please provide your own lunch if you are attending a full-day workshop.
I will be following all current safety guidelines with a maximum of 5 spaces available. Cleaning wipes, hand gels 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.
Id love to attend a workshop but none of these suitable so you have any other options?
I also offer a rage of other workshops you can find out more here
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 or we are advised because of safety to do so.
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