About the Course
Lois Walpole will be bringing her recycling and basketmaking expertise to West Cornwall where she will be leading this 3 day exploratory workshop.
She will be guiding you through the entire process of developing utilitarian and/or sculptural forms and structures from found materials gleaned from local coves and beaches.
The course will include
• a preliminary beachcombing session and visit to a beachcombers yard
• an inspirational introductory talk
• examination, selection and preparation of materials
• experimenting with a variety of basketmaking techniques
• development of individual projects
Lois will give a talk on the Friday evening, this is free to the course participants
Lois trained in sculpture, basket making and product design. She is a designer and maker of baskets, furniture and art works. Her work combines the techniques and often the forms of basketry with the detritus of consumerism and the natural materials of her immediate environment.
Her most recent touring exhibition is titled ‘Weaving Ghosts’, and is based around materials found on Shetland beaches.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tools will be provided, as well as basic materials. Beachcombing will provide the rest. Refreshments provided.
CAST has it's own cafe where you can buy lunch.
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