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Garden Inspired Wire Sculptures Workshop


Date: 5 July 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST


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Join us here in the Toolerstone Glass Room with our Tutor, Liz Wellby, for a relaxing and creative day. Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, enabling you to create decorations inspired by the @Toolerstone Gardens. The botanical wire shapes have a drawn-like quality to them and all without causing harm to your hands.

A bit more detail

In our creative wire workshop you will learn how to create a range of small and decorative pieces of sculpture, which will take pride of place in your home. The aim of the day is to create beautiful, wire work exploring joining techniques, wrapping, shaping and sculpting wire, with a nature inspired theme.

About the tutor

Liz is a versatile and experienced fine artist. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire where she has worked as an artist in residence, teacher and maker for over 25 years.

Liz is an experienced and award winning tutor, running very well received creative workshops for charities, galleries, museums and art societies throughout the East Midlands.

Living and working in Derbyshire is important to Liz, providing a significant visual resource for her work. The themes of home, countryside and the domestic environment, can be seen in her digital drawings and paintings, print work and sculpture. She is a member of the highly considered Peak District Artisans, regularly exhibiting with the group.

Liz lives in the small village of Carsington on the edge of the Peak District. Working from her home studio – The Slipper Studio, she is kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.

Timetable of the day

09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10.00 Introduction to the art of wire sculptures
10.10 Talk through materials, equipment and techniques with an initial demonstration by Liz; there will be further demonstrations to introduce new techniques later in the workshop.
10.30 Time to start your work
11.30 Coffee Break
11.45 Continue at your own pace
1.00pm Delicious homemade, lunch in the refectory
2.00 More time to make your wire pieces
3.00 Refreshments will be served
3.15 Finishing off your work
4.00 Workshop ends but, you can take your wire birds home!

What is included?

  • All materials & tools
  • Aprons are provided for the day if required
  • Refreshments & a delicious lunch
  • Free onsite car parking
  • The most important bit, your wire art to take home

What do I need to bring?

Just a smile and a willingness to learn!

Experience level

We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!

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