Willow Sculptures by Caroline Gregson
Willow is such a fantastic material to use in sculpture. I use one year old growth (withies or rods) from coppiced willow trees, some of which I grow and harvest locally myself. It would be hard to think of a more sustainable material.
I have loved and been inspired by the natural world since I was a child and the ability to make willow sculptures representing the essence of animals, birds and other living forms now brings me great pleasure.
I love to represent movement and vitality in my work. My willow sculptures appear to have just paused in their setting before they are ready to move on. One of the nicest things anyone has said about my animal sculptures is that you can always see where they are looking!
The excellence of Caroline's work has been recognised by her admission as Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
I have a wide experience of running willow workshops in schools and have ideas that will inspire and engage across the entire age range from reception to A level.
I have an enhanced CRB check.
If you are interested in running a creative arts workshop involving basketry, willow sculpture or living willow then please read on...
I run workshops in Willow Sculpture and Basketmaking throughout the year, my next dates include:
31/05/2013: Castle Park, Frodsham on 31/05/2013Day workshop in creating sculptures entirely from willow
28/06/2013: Castle Park, Frodsham on 28/06/2013Day workshop in creating sculptures entirely from willow
If you have a group who would like to learn about Willow Sculpture or Basketmaking, either as a workshop or as a demonstration and talk I would be happy to travel to your venue. Please contact me to discuss the details further.
14/04/2013: I'm on Facebook!I have at last got round to sorting out a Facebook page which I hope to use to show new work as it is completed along with other snippets of information....
12/04/2013: New Willow Sculpture Workshop Dates!I have arranged 2 further day sculpture workshop dates at Castle Park Arts Centre Frodsham, Cheshire.
Friday 31st May and Friday 28th June.
24/02/2013: Bodfari Woodland Skills CentreCaroline is again going to be teaching a willow sculpture workshop at Bodfari over the weekend of 1st/2nd June 2013.
This is a great opportunity for...
07/02/2013: Traditional BasketmakingCaroline will be teaching a 2 day traditional basketmaking workshop at Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire over the weekend of 22nd/23rd June 2013.
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I have formed good relationships with a number of galleries around the country over the years and have supplied work for their ongoing exhibitions as well as specific collections based around a theme.
If you feel that my Willow Sculptures or any of my other work would complement your exhibition programme, I would love to hear from you.