Today children of all ages descended on Kilver Court Gardens where they made willow fish to take home. I provided different coloured willows, including red dogwood, so that children could appreciate the natural colours of the twigs as well as the different feeling of stripped willow compared to withies with their bark on. All the…
Chilly weather with flurries of snow but I was helped by small groups of infants throughout the day.
This is the first of a series of willow figures, it isn’t yet finished but I don’t think the snow is going to last so I have taken the opportunity of photographing it in the snow.
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…
This children’s centre (for 0-5 year olds) wants to involve the parents to create an exciting outdoor area to maximize play and exploration. The brief was to maximise the potential of the outdoor area and the design incorporated: vegetable growing, an edible maze, bug discovery, a living willow adventure trail with den, with sensory planting around…
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/