Willow sculptures and structures can be a brilliant addition to your community or school space. It’s a hugely versatile and naturally sustainable material, that can be used in all kinds of projects – from creative sculptural figures, to structural arches, fences and more. Adults and children can work with willow to make their own creations. Its hugely rewarding and therapeutic, and can facilitate creative development and wellbeing.
I have worked with local authorities, schools, community organisations, adult learning and mental health groups and more on a range of short and long term projects. I can tailor my work to suit your needs, so get in touch for an informal chat about your project. Services include:
Bespoke design and build service, working in consultation with your organisation to deliver willow structures, sculptures and other outdoor space installations.
One-off or a programme of nature-inspired craft workshops for groups of children or adults, to build skills, confidence, and wellbeing.
Participatory group willow weaving workshops, where I work with your group to make a willow sculpture or structure together.
Annual willow maintenance services of installed sculptures and structures.
Lawley Living Willow Crown
A living willow sculpture commissioned by Lawley and Overdale Parish Council and Bournville Village Trust as part of the King's Coronation Celebrations. The sculpture, inspired by the shape of a crown, was designed and made in collaboration with the local community.
Wyre Forest Dexter Calf
A dried willow sculpture of a Dexter calf for the Wyre Community Land Trust to raise awareness of their conservation grazing programme in the Wyre Forest. The calf was installed in their forest garden, which is used for therapeutic horticulture and forest school workshops.
I'm always happy to work with private clients on bespoke commissions. Maybe you have a sculpture in mind as a gift for a loved one, or a structure you've been dreaming about for years that you'd like in your garden. Get in touch with me for an informal, no obligation chat and let's see if we can work together. I have a 4-6 week lead time for most commissions (depending on their scale and complexity), and the process will usually involve the following:
Initial discussion and site visit (for outdoor pieces)
Design proposals and costings
Making and delivery / installation
Post-installation maintenance (for outdoor pieces)
Three piece wall hanging made of grapevine and willow for Astley Vineyard's cellar shop. Inspired by the Worcestershire landscape, the shapes represent the contour lines of the three peaks of the Clent Hills range which Astley Vineyard enjoys views of.