Create Tiny Wire Bird Sculptures in Derbyshire.

Bert - Studio Cat, is sure to pop in to see you.


Next promoted date: Thursday 24th February.

Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, for a relaxing and creative day, creating tiny wire sculptures. Wild birds have such personalities and characteristics and are a lovely thing to capture using a combination of paper, metal and wire. The workshop is suitable for a range of abilities.

Liz will host the workshop at her home studio. The venue is beautifully presented, with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with 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 lived and worked. Liz now lives in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, working from her 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 £79 per person or £95 each for 2 people; please contact me via ‘message the tutor’, if this is of interest.

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*, and costs £79. All materials and equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring your lunch and an apron.

You may wish to bring along 2 or 3 hard backed books or children’s annuals to upcycle. Slippers are optional.

Please use the 'chat with maker' button if you have any questions or wish to book a place.

*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.


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

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Ruth - - #37602

Such a brilliant day. Liz made you feel so welcome right from the start. It was such a relaxing atmosphere and under her guidance we all produced items that we were proud of. Would highly recommend as it is something completely different, which anyone can do regardless of their artistic ability.
Thank you so much Liz for making it such a fun and enjoyable experience- we will definitely be back!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Ruth,

Good to hear from you and thanks for letting me know about your time at The Slipper Studio.

It’s always lovely working with such an enthusiastic and open group of people, who are determined to embrace the opportunities offered and have some fun.

Bert and I will be very happy to see you here again, but until we do, I hope you have time to enjoy some more making and also share your skills with your students - I’d love to see what they create.

Very best wishes
Liz Wellby

Marion Heygate - - #37599

What a wonderful day in beautiful surroundings.
We received a very friendly welcome and I immediately felt very relaxed.
Liz is a very good , encouraging, teacher. We had a fun day of creating paper and wire birds. Definitely feel as if I have learnt a new skill.
An added bonus was the company of a delighful cat!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Marion,

Lovely to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to review your day.

It was great fun to have you here and lovely to share your gift - I should have provided crackers!

I hope you have time to create some more paper and wire pieces; they can be quite addictive.

Very best wishes
Liz Wellby

PS Bert sends his regards

Joy Rattray - - #35045

A thoroughly enjoyable day in a beautiful setting.
The session was well paced and allowed me to build up my skill level and confidence. I’m so pleased with the birds I produced and can’t wait to make more.
Thanks to Liz for your expertise, warmth and hospitality

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Joy,

Really pleased you enjoyed your day and thank you for taking the time to review your workshop.

It was lovely working with you, seeing your smile broaden as you created your wire and paper birds.

Get your wire ordered PDQ and then you’ll have a brood of birds in no time!

Hope to see you back at The Slipper Studio, for Birds on a Wire.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Jan Rogerson - - #34315

Fantastic day with Liz doing the Tiny bird sculptures. We enjoyed every minute of our day in such a beautiful home and location.
Liz was a perfect host and tutor. She inspired us from the moment we arrived with her enthusiasm and knowledge.
We left with huge smiles on our faces and our tiny creations which I have proudly
put on display in my flat.
Thank you so much Liz for a wonderful day.
Regards Jan

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jan,

Thanks for taking the time to review your workshop.

It was a lovely, fun day working with you both and you created some great pieces.

Hope you have sometime to continue making over the next few weeks.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Annette Booth - - #19960

Had a really enjoyable day with Liz
Got the bug now to make wire birds etc
Liz was very patient and most helpful
The work space was wonderful
Would thoroughly recommend

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for taking time to review your day and
really pleased you had an enjoyable and productive experience.

Hope you make a whole flock of wire birds.
Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Sarah Plant - - #19630

Excellent facilities with a warm welcome. Well paced workshop with clear tuition and good resources. Really enjoyed the day and came away with some cute makes and ideas for more crafting. Looking forward to my next visit 😊

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your positivity and really pleased you enjoyed your day.

Looking forward to some experimental printmaking with you in March.

Louise Brooks - - #19613

Liz makes you feel really welcome and at home in her studio. She provides a personalised touch for those attending and presents her workshop in an easy to follow way. I have learnt so many things during the workshop, I can’t wait to try them out at home.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

So glad you have had an enjoyable and productive day.

Thanks for making time to review your experiences.

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