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24th July-29th July 2017

'Willow bark basketry'
Maggie Smith.

2018 Course listing coming soon.

Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th July
This course is for all who want to enjoy the pleasure of harvesting and working with willow bark, each student progressing from their own individual skill level. You will have the opportunity to try several different methods of stripping willow bark and explore the resulting different qualities of bark and their possibilities. You will be able to share Maggie's extensive experience of working and experimenting with bark and develop your own creative ideas and skills to make your own projects with your harvest. A selection of books and examples of Maggie's own work will be at hand to inform and inspire you.
There will be a 15 materials charge: each student will have an allocation of fresh willow rods to strip and a larger piece of pre stripped bark.
Basketry MAGGIE SMITH is a full time basketry artist, and designer maker. She makes traditional and contemporary baskets and has been exploring and experimenting with willow since completing her C & G Diploma in Creative Basketry in 2004. In her contemporary work she uses all parts of the willow to make original forms using basketry and other craft techniques. She exhibits widely at home and abroad.


Course Cost for 3 days 123.
Non Refundable Deposit 50.