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Arts & Crafts Event, Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018, £150

3D Chicken Wire Sculpture

3D Chicken Wire Sculpture


We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recycled wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK.

In this two day workshop you'll learn how to make a chicken wire sculpture of that most iconic animal, the hare. With lots of help and guidance, and using simple techniques, you'll make a sculpture of about 20 inches high that's suitable for display in the garden or indoors. Starting with a wire template and adding shape layer by layer you'll build your own fully three dimensional sitting hare.

Please wear an apron or casual clothes as wire can cause snags to precious textiles. Bring your specs if required for close work similar to reading or sewing. It isn't essential to have previous experience but please be aware that this is a full two day course and working with wire and making the numerous repetitive movements can be hard on fingers and wrists. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about this.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Our address is: Lanehead, East of Lake, Coniston, LA21 8AA.

There is limited on site parking however you will find additional parking in Coniston and we will come and pick you up!

For the full retreat experience, combine your creative workshop with a relaxing, rejuvenating stay at Lanehead. Situated adjacent to the workshop, Lanehead is the historic home of artist William G Collingwood and provides accommodation exclusively for Swallows & Artisans guests.

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We will provide a healthy lunch along with all refreshments and some sweet treats! All tools, materials and gloves are supplied for the duration of this 2 day workshop.

To book tickets please click on the Eventbrite link above.


East of Lake,
LA21 8AA

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