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Willow Working

Duration: Nov,-17th, Dec 2nd, 8th and 15th

Price: £75

Run by: Sharon Potter
at Sharon Pottery Classes

07816 308901

Oxen Hoath
Oxenhoath Road
TN11 9SS

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About the Course

Join us for one day willow work courses near Tonbridge.

We have been making all sorts of beautiful things in willow for the last few years in the lovely walled garden at Oxon Hoath Country Estate. Dragonflies, winter willow decorations, wreaths and swags... In Spring we focus on plant supports, hazel and willow obelisks, all from locally sourced materials. This year we will try woven living willow sculptural statement standard trees in pots. Sharon has been leading willow courses at Oxon Hoath and in many other locations and in schools. Living willow installations are also undertaken.

See Sharon's willow facebook page via the link button above. She won Gold for the willow garden - (Blackbird Academy) at Blenheim Flower Show, presented by Monty Don. But don't let that discourage you! ... the willow courses are for beginners and anyone! We work with a small group and at your own pace.

Please get in touch for more details and bookings.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

We have fun and enjoy a social simple lunch usually home made soup and sourdough rolls , tea and coffee all day, biscuits and sometimes cake!! Please get in touch or click the link to the facebook page to see the next course or 'event.' If you have secateurs please bring and if we are making something large (like a 6ft obelisk) you will need a car big enough or a roof rack! All materials are included in the price. Prices differ according to the course.
Nov and Dec dates are offered but numbers are kept low we will be making large willow spheres, but also seasonal decorations, wreaths (with locally sourced natural materials) stars etc Price is from £35 - 75 depending on what is made.
Accommodation may be available at extra cost. 50 minutes by train from London.

Want to review this course?

I enjoyed a beautiful sunny late winters day making 2 obelisks to take home. I learned so much, the instruction and demonstration was excellent! Sharon gave me some extra tips and ideas for making other plant supports at home too.
The lunch of a bowl of warming soup and a roll was delicious to.
My neighbours saw me walking the obelisks into my garden and thought I had bought them, they were surprised when I said “no I made them” with a big smile on my face 😀
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone!

- - #13109

Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:

Thanks Louise for the review I am glad the course met with your expectation, the weather was a bonus too! It was good to work with a professional gardener.

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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