I am inspired by the natural world and our relationship and responses to it. My current work brings together natural materials and our instinct to celebrate. Using willow on steel armatures I want to capture the fleeting expressions of joy that reveal our inner childlike response to pleasure…to dance; play and simply to celebrate the joy of being alive.
I have been very busy with commissions over the summer, but am delighted to have been invited to take some of my work back to Doddington Hall to be included in their Christmas decoration of the hall. It promises to be a stunning display so well worth a visit to get us all in the mood for Christmas!
If you are interested in purchasing any of the work shown on this site, or would like to make an enquiry about commissioning a piece please feel free to call for an initial chat. Each piece is unique and as such the process and costs do vary, and may involve a site visit, meeting or some initial design work.
I am always interested to work with garden designers wishing to incorporate willow elements to their work. I have an exciting idea for next year’s show gardens that I would love to develop. Please contact me if you would like to explore possibilities!
I also like to get involved with a wide variety of groups working on large scale projects; promoting creativity as a tool for improving health and well-being. When working with others my intention is always to give people a sense of the possibilities of natural materials and the confidence to be free to experiment with their ideas. For more details about courses and other projects visit Wildworks.
In the winter I coppice and supply willow for living willow structures and have taken a number of orders already, so if you would like to reserve willow or talk about potential projects, now is the time!
I provide a design and build service, or you can buy in kit form with full instructions. Find out more about Willow Workshops.