A bitter cold morning but the sun was out and the wind eventually dropped, it was a day of laughter, good humour and hands on learning for my class at Swanick Nature Reserve www.hwt.org.uk part of Hampshire & Isle of White Trust
I have sent work off to the Thelma Hulbery Gallery today for the Christmas exhibition.
Over half term I was commissioned to make a non living willow den at a primary school in Eastleigh, a steady day of weaving in the cool autumn sunshine. I think the wigwam looks great next to the large rocks and inside the small circle of light in the apex is reminiscent of a Chris Drury cloud…
I am interviewed in Somerset Life (September issue)
Willow fish at the Abbey
Paper flower decoratations for the Mendip Mashup 2009. This is a charity running event in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. I donated the flowers to Glastonbury Festival which was a few days later. http://www.mendipmashup.org.uk/
This is the second time I have exhibited at this summer long exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum near Romsey. Arriving with a car full of tools, willow flowers and willow, I found three heavy silver birch trunks lying on the ground close to where I was to have my installation. I dug deep holes it the sticky…
A 6 month community project to create willow pieces as part of a sculpture trail in Great Binfields Woods. I worked in schools, the library, with the cubs… as well as in the woods to site and install the ‘flower towers’.
I spent one week working with pupils creating willow art work as well as working in the small copse in the school grounds. The projects involved hands on coppicing, making living hazel arches, willow flowers, large willow spiders and large willow fish. During a follow up week I helped on the project building a timber…
I am maker of the month http://www.themaking.org.uk/Content/makers