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2 day - Chicken Wire Sculpture - Make a 3D Hare at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District

Duration: 2 days

Price: £150

Run by: Karen Duncan
at Swallows & Artisans

07903 324310

East of Lake
LA21 8AA

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About the Course

We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK.

In this two day workshop you'll learn how to make a chicken wire sculpture of that most iconic animal, the hare. With lots of help and guidance, and using simple techniques, you'll make a sculpture of about 20 inches high that's suitable for display in the garden or indoors. Starting with a wire template and adding shape layer by layer you'll build your own fully three dimensional sitting hare.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This relaxed event takes place at our inspiring, purpose-built creative workshop located in a spectacular setting overlooking beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District. To view more photos take a look at our Facebook or Instagram pages under swallowsandartisans

We will provide a healthy lunch along with all refreshments and some sweet treats! All tools, materials and gloves are supplied for the duration of the workshop. Please wear an apron or casual clothes as wire can cause snags to precious textiles. Bring your specs if required for close work similar to reading or sewing. It isn't essential to have previous experience but please be aware that this is a full two day course and working with wire and making the numerous repetitive movements can be hard on fingers and wrists. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about this.

There is limited on site parking however you will find additional parking in Coniston and we will come and pick you up!


For the full retreat experience, combine your creative workshop with a relaxing, rejuvenating stay at Lanehead. Situated adjacent to the workshop, Lanehead is the historic home of artist William G Collingwood and provides accommodation exclusively for Swallows & Artisans guests.

The Swallows & Artisans name draws on Lanehead's connections to Arthur Ransome, the author of the world famous Swallows & Amazons novel which is based on his experiences teaching the children of the Collingwood Family to sail at Lanehead's boathouse.

Stay for either 2 or 3 nights (Friday to Sunday) in shared accommodation (max 3 people).

Cost: 2 nights £90 / 3 nights £125 to include continental breakfast.

If you wish to bring friends or family along with you, please contact us for an exclusive use room price. Room sizes vary and sleep 2 to 6 people. A breakdown of each room can be provided.

Accommodation will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book accommodation, please contact me directly.

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Fabulous course, wonderful hosting and delightful accommodation. Can not praise highly enough! Possibly the most attractive studio space ever. I look forward to going back.

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