Learn how to make your own simple and beautiful decorations from natural willow in this enjoyable half day workshop with artist Sarah Webb. This course is an ideal introduction to creative willow work!
“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
We’ll be making small gifts, angels and stars in natural willow from the Somerset Levels. Simple, effective and beautiful designs suitable to decorate your home and give as gifts.
The workshops runs between 9.30-12.30.
You are welcome to stay on after the workshop for our Christmas carvery lunch though you will need to book separately for this – just let us know when you make your booking for the class.
Who’s it For?
No experience necessary. Suitable for all levels – beginners and intermediate makers.
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.