News and what’s happening!

News, updates and information

Here are some beautiful images of baskets made with willow by photographer Eloise Nurse, her website is here. The willow had been prepared for workshops, which were all postponed of course. I have enjoyed making some new shapes and thinking about new workshop projects, also making new  local connections due to the restrictions. I am enjoying not travelling so far most days, and am planning some changes when restrictions are lifted. Watch this space!

In view of the current situation with the risk of virus spreading through events in public places workshops are cancelled or postponed until further notice. We will review and update the website when there is more information available.

I hope everyone is able to spend time making and enjoying a slower pace of life and maybe some time reading or learning something new at home.

Meanwhile I have been making baskets which will be on a new sales page, so come back and check them that out very soon!

Available for sale very soon
Random weave baskets
Available for sale very soon
Available for sale very soon
Available for sale very soon

 

Some reviews and comments by workshop participants, might help you decide about selecting which workshop to come and take part in as soon as we are able to update the bookings

I will be running workshops in Thetford Forest this August, working alongside The Studio who have put a lot of hard work into this venture and a series of workshops.

The lovely setting is The Dower House touring park. I intend to camp if the weather is good and spend some time getting to know the area and Thetford Forest.

The Studio is part of a young  company changing ideas of what happens in the forest ad what people do there!

The Little White Lamb Company is finalist in the Countryside Alliance awards and has been put forward for The Clarissa Dickson Wright Award. This is a huge achievement and I am very proud to be linked with them as a company.

Don’t miss out on the latest workshop dates!

Book here for the Hearts and Flowers workshop  on February 8th at WWT Welney

The Library Presents spring season of workshops has been published.I will be teaching small scale willow sculpture to a wide range of ages and abilities.  Children under 12 years need to work with an adult on collaborative projects. It’s a great opportunity to spend time together learning something new.

For details of all workshops  times, dates and venues Go here

Hearts and Flowers for Valentines or Mothers Day

A possible new workshop if you book soon as a host or participant dates to be arranged. You can also arrange for gift tokens to be sent in advance

Be ready for a Celebration Day in the Fens, June 20th 2020 

Fascinating Fens are coordinating community events, see https://fascinatingfens.com/blog/.

If you are interested contact them here https://fascinatingfens.com/contact/

Please note change of date for the Easter baskets and bird sculptures workshop at WWT Welney, now happening on March 28th

Preparing materials

2019 has been a busy year of workshop activities. Some new techniques shared and discovered both by students and by me. I am looking forward to more if the same in 2020, maybe with longer courses or more one to one teaching sessions, so students have opportunity to learn more about both maintaining and growing willow, to make their own work. If you are interested in this, go to the workshop selection page.