These courses are part of Dillington Discoveries Summer week.
Join local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of ‘Forged n Willow’ to make an animal sculpture. Jo will guide you through each step to create your animal for your home or garden using locally grown willow from the Somerset levels. Running from Monday to Thursday you can book for the whole duration or individual days.
Wear older clothes as it can get grubby, bring your own secateurs if you like, and plenty of enthusiasm!
Monday - 4 foot high willow deer with a basic metal frame
Tuesday - 4 foot wide flying willow owl
Wednesday - 3 foot high willow hare
Thursday - 2 foot high chicken or cockerel
Jo Sadler has been weaving with willow for four years now and makes all sorts of sculptures from Chickens to Deer, Arches for Weddings, bespoke commissions and run courses to make sculpture. She is a supplier to the National Trust and has recently made Barrington Court a gaggle of geese for their Easter trail as well as creating winter displays for last two years in the grounds. Jo has several deer displayed at Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens which appeared at Dillington House this Christmas pulling the sleigh! She currently uses Studi0ne at The Craft Centre, Broadwindsor, where she will also run future courses and sell sculptures.
Her passion for weaving is never ending and really appreciates going on a course which just opened the door to a complete new creative world. Jo is learning to weld so she can expand into metal sculpture and hope to use more materials too.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
The residential fee includes tuition, full board, five nights en-suite accommodation, refreshments and evening activities.
Non residential places also available.