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Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 05 August 2016

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I was asked to Make 2 compost bins for Ann-Marie Powells official RHS Garden at Chelsea Flower show this year. This was a lovely project to do involving one of my favourite techniques, the rope coil weave plus incorporating copper into the weave which was new for me. All the willow used in these were from my willlow bed which was a nice touch. It really shows off the array of willow variaties which are available to grow and buy. The weave has been broken up by sections of packing and randing to create texture with the different levels of weave and also to add more interest to the work. 

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Warwick Living Willow Maze

Posted on 05 April 2016

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Merlin were making a 'Horrible Histories' style maze at Warwick Castle & lucky for me I was commissioned the 'Wicked Witches' section which would be made with living willow. The project took 3 weeks to complete. I used more willow on this job than I'd use in a standad year of basket making! The great thing with using living wilow is that the sculpture will evolve, rods with thicken & new bits will get woven in. 

It was a fantastic project to get stuck in to & I look forward to more on this scale in the future.

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Ropey Mushroom

Posted on 20 May 2015

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As time has gone by I've been commissioned more & more big sculptures....

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Coronation Arches for The Queen at Windsor Castle

Posted on 26 September 2013

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Lots of Pics of this amazing project I worked on for the Queen at Windsor Castle! I was part of a wonderful team led by Willow maestro Spencer Jenkins. These arches were made over 2 months by a handful of professional weavers one being me and some fantastic volunteers.

A more in depth write up on the project to follow shortly.........

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