I work as a textile and environmental artist in a wide variety of settings and communities. My work is made in conversation with people and places, for installations and exhibition as well as running workshops to suit the places and people involved.
I use found or adapted materials for works that are placed in the landscape, in galleries or in public venues.
I live in the fens of East Anglia in the UK, where willow is easily available for making baskets and sculpture. The landscape, light and dry weather encourage me to spend time outside as much as possible.
I run regular one day willow workshops suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience at the WWT Welney visitor centre, September to April.
Contact Jane@FrostArt.co.uk or call 07967 088 348 for more information
Gift tokens are available for special events, please contact me for details
You can book group workshops or one to one sessions on dates and venues of your choice, please go here for more information. I have experience of leading workshops in a variety of settings both in UK and abroad with people of all ages and abilities.
Items made in workshops include baskets, plant supports, sculptures for indoors and outside as well as living willow structures. Students will be able to achieve a selection of pieces combining weaving, wrapping and braiding. Tools and willow are provided for all workshops.
Willow is prepared about ten days in advance of each workshop and can be selected for your project if you let Jane know.
One of the best places to source willow in the Fens is Holt Island, St Ives. Very close by is The Norris Museum where I will be teaching how to make plant supports for gardens in the area. This workshop is for both beginners and those who have made with willow previously.
There are a few places still available for the last workshop of the season on April 6th at WWT Welney. I hope students will be ambitious, making sculptures and items for the garden. Look out for next seasons dates very soon!
Sunday 16th September I will be taking part in Holt Island Heritage weekend, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Hoping for good weather and lots of meetings with basketmakers and answering questions from potential basketmakers and maybe do some basketmaking. There will be workshop booking forms and items for sale.
The Greenhouse workshop in the Bishops Garden, Ely will be open on June 10th 2p.m. – 6p.m. as part of the NGA Open Garden Scheme, come and see what is made here, there will be items for sale or to commission and details of next seasons workshops. Click on the link for more information about the garden
Come and learn how to make random weave baskets as a spring container. They can be tricky to make, but are great containers in a variety of sizes. Good for collecting fruit or holding balls of wool, or maybe even Easter Eggs. In fact they can hold almost anything you can think of!