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Willow sculpture

Willow is a wonderfully versatile medium and is perfect for making sculpture. The ability to bend and twist willow means the possibilities for designs of willow sculpture are endless.It can easily be woven into all shapes and sizes.

Most of our willow sculptures are built on a simple steel framework which means they can be maintained and redressed with willow when necessary.

Starting from a simple drawing, a steel armature is build to create a solid inner structure. Each willow rod is then carefully selected and woven into the sculpture to create form while paying particular attention to detail to give feeling of movement and to help create expression and personality.

We have created many large scale sculpture installations including commissions for: The Wildlife Trust of South Wales and West Wales four years running at the RHS Show in Cardiff; Six Coronation Arches, a gift to the Queen from the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society installed on the Long Walk outside Windsor Castle; BBC Studios Llandaff, film set for ‘Class’, new production of Dr Who series; Royal Horticultural Society, BFG sculpture celebrating Roald Dahl 100 at the RHS Show in Cardiff then on tour to RHS Tatton Park and RHS Harlow Carr where it now resides.

A willow sculpture will typically last about 3 - 5 years if treated annually with a general wood preservative and can enhance any garden or outdoor area.

If you are interested in purchasing a sculpture or would like to make an enquiry about commissioning a piece please contact us on 01656 881007/880514 or email us, info@outtolearnwillow.co.uk

 

Willow sculpture with groups

Working on large scale willow sculpture with a group of people is very rewarding. It's a great way of channeling creativity and has tremendous benefits to health and well being. We can help you plan and design your sculpture and provide workshops to see the project through to installation. Prices are from £150 a day exclusive of materials. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more, 01656 881007/880514 or email info@outtolearnwillow.co.uk

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