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Workshop/Course, Thu 10 Oct 2019, £75

Make a Chicken Wire Stag Head – 1 Day

Make a Chicken Wire Stag Head – 1 Day


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 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 one day workshop you'll learn how to sculpt a chicken wire taxidermy style stag head with wire or twig antlers. With lots of help and guidance, and using simple techniques, you'll make a sculpture 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 head.

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Thu 10 Oct 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Swallows & Artisans is an inspiring creative workshop in a spectacular setting overlooking Coniston Water. The studio is adjacent to Lanehead, the historic home of artist William G Collingwood, and provides accommodation for S&A guests. Please ask for details.


£75 including materials, lunch, cakes and endless tea/coffee! All tools and gloves are supplied for the duration of the workshop. 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 working with wire and making the numerous repetitive movements can sometimes be hard on fingers and wrists. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about this.


East of Lake,
LA21 8AA


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