Create fabulous & festive wire birds in Derbyshire

Paper and wire festive birds to decorate your home this Christmas.


Apologies in advance for mentioning anything that is even vaguely festive, but makers do need to plan ahead and create lovely festive opportunities for you.

To get your festive to do list firmly on track, join Liz Wellby and learn how to make beautiful birds using vintage papers and wire to decorate your home this Christmas. There’s every chance that your little flock of birds might keep you company throughout the winter months, as you just won’t want to them pack them away with all your other Christmas decorations. If you can part with them, they will make lovely gifts.

Join Liz Wellby at her beautiful studio on the edge of the Peak District. The Slipper Studio is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches, a wood burner and views down into the village.

About the tutor
Liz Wellby is a versatile and experienced artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire, where for over 25 years she and worked. Liz now lives on the edge of the Peak District, working from her home studio, kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.

It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3* places for friends and family, the cost is £69 per person or £79 each for 2 people.

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?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3*, costing £69. Materials and equipment will be provided, with tea, coffee and wrapped biscuits served throughout the day; please bring your lunch.

Please select 'Ask a Question' to be put in touch with the course organiser if you have any questions or requests.

*COVID19 update
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at a The Slipper Studio will be reduced from 5 to 3. A large workbench will be provided for each person, with individual materials and equipment. In line with government advice, a new cleaning regime is in place and you will need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops.

Please use the Ask a Question button if you have any questions in advance of booking your place.


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The Slipper Studio

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Alison Butler - - #26728

My teenage daughter and I attended Liz's paper sculpture workshop. We had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves creating beautiful paper cats out of comic books, my daughter loved it.
Thanks Liz for a great day !

In-person course
Chris Read - - #26370

Enjoyed the day hugely - and even liked my little birds! I don't see myself as someone with craft skills, so that was an unexpected bonus! Great tuition from Liz, and loved the studio. Just need to upgrade the chocolate quotient on those biscuits......

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Really pleased you enjoyed your day and thanks for taking time to review your visit.

Hope your cats are leaving your wee flock of birds alone.

Don’t think my teeth could cope with a thicker chocolate biscuit!

It was lovely to work with you and your sisters, so hurry back.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Rachel - - #26278

Lovely day in a beautiful setting with tea and biscuits on tap. Liz is a great teacher with lots of enthusiasm and ideas to make sure everyone goes home happy.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your review.

I hope your little flock of birds are making a festive impact on your home.

Hope to see you back at The Slipper Studio in the New Year.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Angela williams - - #26263

A really satisfying day, good company, really supportive instruction. Loved it.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for taking time to review your day; it was a pleasure working with you.

Is your lovely heron to become a gift or will you keep it at home?

Have a safe journey back to Scotland.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Sal - - #26262

I had a very relaxing and enjoyable day creating birds, thanks Liz!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for your feedback and lovely to have worked with you.

Hope your little chaps are settling into their new home.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Jenny Heathcote - - #24507

Had a very enjoyable day and learnt a lot of new skills. Found Liz very knowledgeable and patient and together with her husband very hospitable. The studio was in a beautiful setting and was immaculate. I would definitely recommend doing one of her courses.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jenny,

So pleased that you enjoyed your day - hope you have your little birds in pride of place.

Thank you for taking time to review your day at The Slipper Studio.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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