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Willow Sculptures ~ Hares, Curlews, Hens & Cockerels or Deer with Phil Bradley

Willow Sculptures ~ Hares, Curlews, Hens & Cockerels or Deer with Phil Bradley


A lovely day with Cumbria's Willow master Phil Bradley creating life size Sculptures : Hares, Hens & Cockerels, Curlew or a small Deer for summer or Christmas

We are very happy that Phil runs several courses here at Greystoke - his days are always popular, inspirational and relaxing. People find it hard to believe that, by the end the day, they will be taking away their very own willow creation. He has been taking these lovely classes at Greystoke since 2005 and they continue to be some of our favourites. These sculptures are suitable for both indoors and out, even if you have had no experience in Willow work, Phil will guide you expertly and patiently through the day. By the end of the workshop you will have created something quite unique to adorn home or garden.  


9.30am – 4.30pm
£78   Lunch included
Material Charges :  £10 collected on the day


Dates for this course - see list below for which date to book:


 Hens/ Cockerels       Tues 25 May  released ~  Tues 1 June  released  ~  Tues 12 Oct  Bookable soon

 Curlews                       Tues 13 July full ... new date added   Wed 8th September 2021

 Deer                              Wed 14 July  ~   Wed 17 Nov  both Bookable soon

 Hares                           Thu 9 Sept   released                           

(Thu 2nd Dec 2021: Angels ~ separate entry)

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of around £10 ,  typically this course runs with around 8-10 students.

Please bring: £10 cash ON THE DAY for your willow.  All materials will be provided by the tutor for your Quirky Willow day. Phil brings his own special home grown Cumbrian willow that is tended with love, then harvested, sorted and carefully stored by Phil before soaking again a week before the course. Most importantly, Phil’s willow is organic (some people suffer skin rashes from working with sprayed commercially grown willow) Phil often has spare willow available for sale at the end of the class - please remember to bring extra cash if it’s likely that you’ll wish to buy more to take home with you.  

About the Artist   When not teaching, creating, demonstrating or weaving baskets, Phil manages and harvests his own organic willow beds near Cockermouth. .In order to protect the creative process & copyright of the pieces you will be making on the Willow weaving and Wire sculpture workshop days we kindly request that students do not take videos or systematically photograph the different stages during the day. Thank you for your understanding and help to preserve the originality of our tutor’s designs.

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Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Wed 8th September 2021 9:30 am £78 7
Thu 9th September 2021 9:30 am £78 0
Tue 12th October 2021 9:30 am £78 1
Wed 17th November 2021 9:30 am £78 0

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Available places
Table for One Person - single

Booking for one person

£78.00 0
Double Table for 2 persons

Booking for a two person table

£156.00 2