Making in the Museum

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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.

Be ambitious!

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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!

Holt Island Heritage Open Weekend

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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.  

New workshop dates and venues

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I am excited to run my Basket Making and Sculpture willow workshop at Brakehill Lodge Farm, near Thetford on November 17th, booking is already filling up so there are bound to be lots of interesting projects to hear about.

Open Greenhouse

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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 …

New shapes for the new season

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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!

Family workshop making Christmas Decorations

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A family workshop at WWT Welney making Christmas Decorations. Grandchildren, parents and grandparent each made their own and learned a lot, shared ideas and discovered that sometimes the grown ups are not the best learners. They had lots of fun doing it.

Workshop introduction

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This interview took place after ReCreation workshops. These workshops are a combination of shared skills between practitioners, while encouraging participants of all ages to experiment and find new ways to express faith through imagery and manipulating new materials.

Giant Apple for Apple Day

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The workshop at Isle of Ely Primary have resulted in a wonderful Giant Apple for Ely’s Apple Day on Saturday 21st October The whole school took part, everyone learned how to manipulate willow. we are all very proud of the result!

Introduction

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 …

Booking Commissioned Workshops

Commissioned workshops are designed in consultation with individuals, groups and communities. Jane has experience teaching groups with a wide range of ages and abilities, including family workshops, youth work as well as curriculum based training courses. Jane also works with other artists and practitioners including environmentalists, local historians, performers and storytellers. See examples of workshops and …

Booking Textile Workshops

FrostArt workshops use recycled and found materials. Techniques include hand and machine stitching and weaving. Workshops are provided for all ages and abilities. Workshops have taken place at a wide variety of venues including museums, galleries, schools, colleges, libraries, country parks, riverside walks, cafes and village halls. Book group workshops or one to one sessions …

Art Science installation

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Working with OuseLife artists and teachers from local schools, children made sculptures and installations for Ely Cathedral Science Festival 2017. The workshops I worked on were Recycling and Colour theory, using bicycle wheels with bottle tops to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in the environment