This is a great example of a commission where I am asked to do something I have never made before. Always great fun for me and I hope fun for the client too.

There were lots of drawings first, to make sure I know what the sculpture is going to look like, then once the client has approved the drawing I can start to “draw” with the willow.

Caroline Gregson
Willow Sculpture Artist

I have loved and been inspired by the natural world since I was a child and the ability to work as a Willow Artist and make willow sculptures representing the essence of animals, birds and other living forms 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!