Birds on a Wire: Create tiny wire sculptures in Hampshire Monday 17th October



Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, enabling you to create characterful objects, with a drawn-like quality to them.

Come along on Thursday 17th March and learn how to create a range of small and decorative pieces of sculpture, which will take pride of place in your home and be admired by many.

We will aim to create 3 beautiful outcomes, exploring joining techniques, wrapping, shaping and sculpting wire.
Who wouldn't want to make little birds on swings or in cages?

This workshop will suit those with experience in different creative processes and techniques.

​We will be joined by artist and maker Liz Wellby, who lives and works on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. With over 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring, Liz will guide and support you throughout the workshop.

The workshop will be held in our beautiful thatched barn on a working farm at Meon Springs. This spacious and light venue, allows for social distancing, with individual workspaces and equipment.

This workshop is suitable for a range of abilities and creative experiences. places are limited to just 10.

Please bring along: an apron, a small storage box to transport your wire sculpture and your lunch.

In light of the COVID19 situation, appropriate cleaning will have taken place prior to each workshop and additional cleaning will be carried out during the day. Social distancing measures will be in place, including providing individual workplaces, materials and equipment. Face coverings/masks will need to be worn for limited times during the day.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Materials and use of equipment, with refreshments, served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.


Alison Butler at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn

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Whitewool Farm
East Meon
GU32 1HW

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6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Wendy Osorio - - #33056

I thoroughly enjoyed the day - Liz’s demonstrations and teaching were great and the one to one help made all the difference in trying to achieve each of the three projects.
The barn itself is a lovely space to be in with a very friendly atmosphere and Alison’s coffee was delicious and generous!
I will look forward to the next workshop! Thank you both.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Wendy,

Lovely to meet and work with you and thank you for taking the time to review your day.

We’re very happy that enjoyed your workshop and hope you will create many more lovely wire pieces.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Best wishes
Alison & Liz

Lesley - - #33024

What a lovely day. Very relaxed in a beautiful setting with great tuition and lovely projects. Everyone working to their own pace after the demonstrations and great instruction. Love all the things I made they’re all CUTE which I love. Thanks. Lesley

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Lesley , we really appreciate you taking the time to do us a review. It was lovely working with you and we are really pleased you had such a great day.

Best wishes

Alison and Liz

Sue - - #33005

Really enjoyable day.
Instruction excellent by Liz who made it a fun learning experience.

Learnt the art of making wire birds which was achieved and much more.

Lovely hospitable atmosphere created by Liz and Alison.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Sue,

Really happy you enjoyed your day with us and thank you for taking the time to tell us.

You created some beautiful pieces, which I hope you will enjoy at home.

Go order that wire!

Best wishes
Alison & Liz

Caroline Sangster - - #32989

This was a fantastic workshop, pitched perfectly and very well
Paced. I liked that the three projects all progressed naturally on from each other in terms of difficulty level, each building on skills from the previous project.
All conducted in a beautiful setting with all equipment and facilities needed and friendly and helpful tutors Liz and Alison. I’m sure I’ll be back for another workshop in the future.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Caroline,

Lovely to see and work with you again . Very pleased that you enjoyed your day so much and really appreciate your positivity and your comments. Hope to see you in October !
Best wishes
Alison and Liz

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