New - Birds on a wire - creating small sculptures in Derbyshire

Birds on a Wire - creating small Sculptures.


Join me at The Slipper Studio on the edge of the Peak District for a relaxing and creative day.

Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, enabling you to create characterful objects, with a drawn-like quality to them and all without causing harm to your hands. You will learn how to create a range of small and decorative pieces of sculpture, which will take pride of place in your home.

We will aim to create 3 beautiful outcomes, exploring joining techniques, wrapping, shaping and sculpting wire, with a distinctly bird shaped theme.

This workshop will suit folks with experience of different creative processes and techniques.

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 has lived and worked. Home for Liz, her husband and a cat called Bert, is now a small village on the edge of the Peak District.

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* and costs £69, including: materials and use of equipment, plus refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch - slippers are optional.

Please select 'Ask a Question' if you would like to contact the course organiser in advance of booking with any queries 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.


Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker


The Slipper Studio

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


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

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In-person course
Charlotte - - #34003

Had a really lovely day with family. Liz was so welcoming, we felt immediately at ease and the studio is just beautiful. It was great to learn a new skill and Liz is an excellent teacher. We’re already planning what we can try next! Thank you :)

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Charlotte,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day. It was lovely to work with you all and a great way to celebrate multiple Birthdays.

You all created some lovely pieces, with lots of originality and personality.

Bert and I will look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Susan Bradbury - - #29191

Engaging workshop in the tutor’s own home studio, lovely space and ambience. Liz is very supportive and encouraging and makes the course enjoyable for everyone, whatever their degree of ability. Small group of learners so as much individual support as needed and a very friendly atmosphere. An interesting and enjoyable day.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Sue,
Thanks for taking time to review your day and I appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
Lovely to work with you.
Best wishes

In-person course
Anita Southwell - - #28048

What a wonderful day. Great teaching in a supportive environment and plentiful coffee, tea and yummy biscuits. 5 stars from me!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Anita,

That’s really good to hear. Thank you.

I hope you are enjoying your evening with your feet up - I can hardly keep my eyes open.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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