Let your imagination run wild creating your own willow animal. No experience necessary for this fun and accessible medium. Take home a fox, pheasant, hare or hens to enhance any garden or living space
Learn all about willow… how to grow it, prepare it and sculpt it to form 3 dimensional works of art. Caroline has perfected the technique of building entirely of willow without the need for a metal framework or wires.
Over the 2 days you can to design and construct either one four-legged animal or a pair of bird sculptures. Foxes, pheasants, hares and hens; sheep, deer, cats and dogs have all proven popular over the years. That said, projects have also included a snail, a peacock and even a unicorn! Abstract forms are equally possible if you prefer this approach.
An introductory slide show takes place in the studio with the class may moving out into the garden as sculptures take shape. The view out across the fields to Carsington Water makes it a lovely place to work.
Suitable for both beginners and those with some willow or sculpture experience.
“I have to say the course was beyond my expectations and I am absolutely thrilled with my creation.”
“Thankyou for the fantastic Willow Course. You picked a great tutor and were extremely hospitable. It all made for a very enjoyable and memorable weekend.”
Tutor: Caroline Gregson
Caroline’s distinctive work features in the national press, film and television. Her amazing sculpture ‘Town Musicians’ was commissioned for the ‘Nannie McPhee’ film. She creates bespoke pieces for clients nationwide and exhibits at the RHS Tatton’s ‘Art in the Garden’ and ‘Cheshire Open Studios’.
Caroline’s work as a Willow Artist has been recognised by her admission as Yeoman member to the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
She has been teaching willow sculpture for a number of years with superb results. She is looking forward to helping you create a sculpture you will be proud of.
To view Caroline’s own website visit www.carolinegregson.com
“Caroline is a very talented craftswoman and a caring and attentive teacher. Her step by step guidance and enthusiasm for each of our projects carried us all through to produce a menagerie of beautiful animals. I would highly recommend this course.”
Caroline uses mainly British willow, some of which she grows and harvests herself. She will provide information on materials and suppliers for those with more projects waiting at home.
Materials fee: approx £12
Note: This is in addition to the course fee
Timing & Refreshments
Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.30am – 4.30pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon