Willow Bee Sculpture – with Joe Gregory at Creative with Nature, West Yorkshire



On this one day course you will create a willow Bee! You can work on the Honeybee shape, a bumblebee or a wasp… This is a great sculpture course to learn how to make armature and to attach different pieces together creating one solid form. These techniques can be scaled up to create very large pieces and scaled down to create more detailed sculpture pieces. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some weaving experience. This is a full on day and will require upper body strength and to be able to see a piece through to the end. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a couple of different types of Willow to achieve the colour contrast and you’ll also learn a little about Bee anatomy : ) The willows tea and coffee house will be open during the day selling the finest rainforest alliance coffees, ethical teas, award-winning cakes and light savouries.

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6 hours

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Hi my name is Joe Gregory, I'm a full time willow basket maker and sculptor based in Todmorden, Yorkshire. I've been weaving for approximtely 18 years, initially self taught after a long illness and now a long standing member of the Basketmakers Association. I have been teaching weaving with willow for a long time and I'm proud to say about a third of my students return for a number of courses with me to develop their skills. I have developed a series of popular & achievable half day, full day and 2 day weaving workshops in sculpture and basketry. These can be done as stand alone courses or added together over time to develop skills and confidence. I teach students from across the UK and internationally from my large Georgian workshop in the centre of town just 2 minutes walk from the train station. I teach regularly for the Royal Horticultural Society, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for a number of smaller organisations around the UK and I occasionally teach internationally.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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Creative with Nature Workshop & Gallery, 27 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, Yorkshire, OL14 7LA