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.
Courses, kits & gifts
Asymmetrical basket making courses - two days with Joe Gregory at Creative with Nature Todmorden Yorkshire
"Very well run and enjoyable outdoor mosiac workshop at Creative with Nature run by Rachel. A lot of fun designing, cutting tiles and grouting. I was really happy with my finished piece. Lots of teacher instruction and support in a gorgeous workshop/cafe/creative hub. Fully reccomend this course and Creative with Nature!"
"Really enjoyed this course, learnt lots of new skills and went home with a lovely stained glass piece! The craft room and cafe are such nice spaces and Karl was a good instructor. Highly recommend :)"
"I had a lovely day with a friendly group of ladies and was impressed to have a completed piece of work at the end of the day! Lots of choice of glass and Rachael was very helpful and encouraging. I am really keen to try out more mosaic projects now."
Creative with Nature Ltd responded:
" Thanks so much for the lovely review Katy, we look forward to welcoming you onto another course soon and I'll pass on your comments to Rachel.
Joe Gregory. xx"