A one day course where you will make a bird sculpture from chicken wire. Your choice can range from pheasants, geese, ducks, chickens, blackbirds, curlews, and owls.
Material costs are extra, dependant on which bird you choose to make.
Suitable for beginners. You will be taught and guided through the whole process by Susan Nichols who has been making sculptures from chicken wire for over 15 years. At the end of the day you will have completed a bird ready to take home.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Homemade cakes and biscuits and hot drinks served throughout the day.
Materials are provided at extra cost.
If you have them, please bring an apron, gloves and needle nose pliers (if not we can lend you some), and a packed lunch (there are no nearby facilities for buying lunch).
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
7 hours (9:30am to 4:30pm)
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I have been on quite a few of Susan's workshops over the years. To make a wire bird in a day is a great experience and something to treasure for the garden. Susan is a brilliant teacher and gives guidance, support and encouragement throughout the day. Once you have made a bird there is a course to make something slightly more challenging. A Fox, Hare, Piglet is also achievable in the day. All the courses are great fun and worth every penny, with homemade cakes a delicious added bonus. Thank you Susan - will be back soon!
This is the second wire course I’ve done with Susan Nichols and I’m returning because I wanted to make a fox to go with the goose I made the first time... and because I enjoyed the course so much.
Susan is welcoming and her workshop a lovely creative space to be in. The course is well structured and Susan has base armatures, tools and materials ready for the creature you want to build. She is skilful, patient and helpful throughout the day to enable one to go home with a finished project or nearly, as in my case, providing the materials to complete my fox tail. It was a satisfying, fun, and long day.
To make a fox, the work is intense and tiring, but fun, and you realise how skilful Susan is because she makes it look easy.
The cakes at tea break are lovely too!
Very good, really enjoyed the day , Sue is a very good tutor, very pleasant, have booked to go again .
A really good day and a lovely goose to show at the end of it. Sue has a lovely way of explaining and showing the technical aspects and made the day very enjoyable - her cakes helped too! I would definitely like to do another day and add to the flock.
I was quite apprehensive before going on the course as I had never done any wire sculptures before. I needn't have worried as the day was really enjoyable.
It was a small group with a very relaxed friendly atmosphere, good tuition and help and encouragement where needed (plus cake, always helps). My hands are a little arthritic but it wasn’t as hard as I thought, a bit tiring towards the end but we all managed to achieve what we set out to do.
I made a curlew which has received many compliments already. I will be back to create more wildlife.
Thank you Sue
We had a fab day with Susan making a wire goose. We were absolute beginners but with Susan's expert tuition it was made so easy and achievable. Beautiful home made cakes and bottomless cups of tea and coffee provided.
Can't wait to go back and make something else....very addictive...
An excellent day with an excellent tutor who made you feel at ease and that you could achieve. We all came home with a finished item ....and the cakes were fabulous. Great day, worth every penny, coming back soon.
Was a little apprehensive attending this workshop, as I had never done anything like this before. However Susan’s positive encouragement and great teaching points ensured that I left with a fabulous pheasant and a great sense of achievement. A great day; so much so that I will be returning soon!
A really interesting day and thanks to great support from Susan I came away with a recognisable owl! The cake and biscuits were delicious too.