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Buoy Baskets, Flotsam and Jetsam with Lois Walpole

Duration: 3 days

Price: £180

Book with: Geraldine Jones
at Hilary Burns

3 Penrose Road
TR13 8TP

Course Start Dates

Friday 27th March 2020

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.

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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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