Create a willow farmyard or wading bird sculpture workshop (Burley New Forest Hampshire)



I love creating birds, and farmyard and wading birds are often the ones that we are most familiar with be it a strutting chicken, duck or goose, or a graceful heron. Each has its own character and is engaging in its own way. Whichever you choose to make, the bird will have metal legs to allow you to place them in the ground or use them with a base. This activity may be challenging if you have a condition that affects your hand/ arm strength. Please get in touch with me if you're not sure. Please note that workshops need to be booked at the latest a week in advance to allow me to soak and prepare the willow, after this date please get in touch with me before booking a place. I will send you joining details approximately one week before the workshop is due to take place.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included as well as basic refreshments. You will need to bring your own lunch, and a bucket


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Willow and Crafts

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Hello, I am a willow sculptor / artist based near Southampton in Hampshire. You will often find me outside under my shelter making sculptures or outside creating work from materials that I have found. I teach in a variety of venues in and around Hampshire, as well as exhibiting my work at various art shows. I create work to commission as well as providing bespoke workshops for private and public events and projects.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Pet lovers
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What does this mean?
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It is often best to start with an activity that offers a variety of small items or a larger shape that is relatively straightforward such as a bird workshop 

If you are someone who prefers working on small precise works I  suggest starting with the workshops where we create several smaller items e.g Xmas crafts, garden items, small birdhouses, baskets, etc. For those of you who like to experiment and see what happens, you might prefer something more sculptural to be fair there is no one way and you never know until you try  it will be fun  which ever you decide to do.

I usually find that making a small item can be difficult for anyone who has problems with grip,/ fine motor skills /  small movements and that it can be easier to attend a workshop creating a larger shape without too many details instead   

We often use our thighs to hold items so if this a problem for you please let me know. also working on large items can be quite tiring as it can be quite physical.

If you are not sure  please feel free to contact me and we can chat through the options that might work for you before you book a place 


Burley village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 4EB