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Make a Reindeer in a Day!

Monday 9 Dec 9:30am–5pm, 2019

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Price per person:

  • £65

Includes tuition, materials, tea and coffee, and lunch.


Get set for Christmas! Create your very own Rudolf – for your garden, home or as a gift – in an intensive one-day workshop with Sarah Webb. This intensive one-day course is an ideal introduction to willow sculpture, but expect to work hard to get your reindeer finished!

“Sarah is such a patient and fun tutor, and I think everyone was enormously proud of what they made. I’ve already booked my place for next year.” – Participant

Who’s it For?

Suitable for beginners and intermediate makers.

The Tutor

Sarah Webb – At the age of seventeen – and not really having any idea of what she wanted to do with her life – Sarah was lucky enough to be accepted onto a basketmaking apprenticeship working with one of the few remaining Somerset basket makers, Norman Studley. Her interview was very simple; he asked her to identify several baskets and then sat her down to make a square base. Having completed the task he agreed to take her on a trial basis, with one one month to prove herself. Over the next few years Sarah fell in love with willow and basketry; Norman was a very hard teacher to please but through him Sarah was set on a journey that still inspires her today. Sarah now lives and works in Somerset as a basket maker, willow artist and teacher. She makes and sells a variety of highest quality baskets and willow sculptures, as well as teaching the art of willow work, including traditional willow basketry, willow sculpture and lantern making.

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