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Ginger Cat Willow - Jane Foddy
Jane is an artist who expresses her love of Nature through her willow sculptures. She says: “I love the feel of natural materials and being able to make 3D shapes”.
“It’s fascinating the way my willow sculptures evolve, for example I began making a horse but the posture suggested something different and it became a 5 foot giraffe!”
Her passion is for weaving horses in realistic poses, but people also want other animals made out of willow such as chickens, ducks, pigs and herons which move in the wind. She works to commission and also sells her sculptures in markets in Cheshire where she lives and exhibits in shows.
Laura Ellen Bacon
Work by Derbyshire artist, Laura Ellen Bacon, is inspired by nests and cocoon-like forms. Currently working with willow and other coppiced materials, she has exhibited in landscape and gallery settings nationwide.
Apart from exhibiting and working to commission, Laura also conducts varied creative workshops (including living willow workshops seasonally) in studio, landscape and educational settings.
Their work engages directly with the community to produce a wide range of celebratory events across the UK and abroad. Same Sky act as a resource for schools and other community groups supplying information and specialist advice and a program of master-classes and residences. They have developed an integrated training programme for their sector, addressing the needs of artists, students, new entrants, and schools work experience placements. They also produce site-specific events and installations, permanent and temporary public art.
Sand Palace Arts
Since it was established in 1998 Sand Palace Arts has been creating visual arts events in Pembrokeshire. Sand Palace Arts philosophy is to engage the imagination, strengthen the community and celebrate art, life and our environment.
The Bower Inn
Come and discover The Bower Inn
Easy going & informal luxury bed & breakfast accommodation at reasonable rates, great food & easy access to the M5
Tom Hare is a visual artist based in the East Midlands. Working with greenwood (specifically willow), he creates large woven sculpture to commission. He teaches basketry, furniture making and contemporary willow work in educational and community settings.
Woodland Skills Centre
Our woods at The Warren are home to one of Wales' most successful Forest Schools. The Senior Forest School Leader is Sarah Wilson who can provide further information. At our Woodland Skills Centre we run courses on a wide range of woodland, coppice and green wood crafts using our workshops and woodland. We also run courses off site for various organisations.
Cath @ Greenwoodfutures
Cath has followed a journey into the intricacies of basket making and woven materials from cloth to entire buildings (yurts) This has lead her through bringing up three children whilst living a simpler life on the road, through living on low impact settlements to her present position as an artisan basket maker with a passion for sustaining our rural crafts.
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