willow sculpture weaving workshop



Amanda Rayner will lead this willow sculpture workshop in the New Barn at Usk Castle Chase. The barn is light and airy with views of surrounding countryside.You will be welcomed with a hot cuppa and introduction for a 10am start.

Bring along ideas and pictures of what you would like to make and as long as you don't plan on taking home a giraffe many things should be possible. In the past things that have been made on this workshop include; chickens, ducks, geese, owls, pheasants, rabbits, hares, cats, dogs, small, pigs, lions, turtles, sheep, spheres and fruit to name a few.

We will start with constructing the framework and cover several techniques to create a wide variety of sculptures using only willow.

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?

All tools and materials provided along with tea,coffee and homemade cakes.
Let me know if you are gluten free.
Please bring something for lunch.


Amanda Rayner at wyldwoodwillow
New BARN at Usk Castle Chase burial meadow
NP15 1QX

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users
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In-person course
Teresa Taylor - - #32742

Went to the willow sculpture workshop with my brother and his 16 year old daughter, we all really enjoyed it, everyone was very friendly. Amanda did a great job instructing everyone on making their various items.. she had her work cut out as we were almost all making different things.
I was surprised at what we all achieved in a day - tea/coffee and cake was provided and we had a short break for lunch..
I have already booked a basket weaving day with Amanda.. and my brother and his daughter also want to do another workshop with her .. so top marks from us 😁

Response from wyldwoodwillow:

Thanks lovely!
Amazing words from you and i thoroughly enjoyed it too- you were all so good!
Look forward to spending more time with you.
All the best

In-person course
Richard Pugh - - #8896

I have attended a few of Amanda's workshops now and am impressed with her knowledge and skills not to mention patience with us all. The sculpture workshop I found challenging but extremely rewarding as my odd shape eventually became a snake complete with several wiggles!
On that workshop others made chickens,pheasants,cats,balls,obelisks and Amanda never once lost her cool and hopped about between us encouraging guiding and tweaking until we had all finished with great results.
The cake was delicious!

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