Jo Hammond – Willow Weaving, Sitting Hare Sculpture
All Materials Included
This is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers. On this full day course Jo will introduce you to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave. You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and ears to finish your piece. You will complete a life size (or larger) hare sculpture which will make a beautiful addition to your own garden or as piece to enjoy in doors. Jo is very accomplished and hugely talented and as a tutor offers patience, enthusiasm and plenty of hands-on help.
Beginners are very welcome on this workshop, however willow weaving requires reasonable hand strength.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About your tutor
An East Anglian native, Jo Hammond grew up and continues to live in ‘Constable Country’ .
Her degree in Fine Art shows itself in her feel for simple rhythmic designs
Other qualifications include a City and Guilds 7307 Teacher’s Certificate and a Certificate in Countryside and Heritage Interpretation
She aims to use and promote locally-grown materials and make the most of the wonderful variety of colours to be found in willow.
Jo began basketmaking when living in the middle of a wood- the gift of a book opened her eyes to the weaving materials that were all around her home
Teaching and demonstrating for the last twenty years, Jo has worked with a variety of organisations including the Field Studies Council, National Trust, Suffolk College, Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and the Woodland Trust. Jo seeks constantly to learn about her craft and promote skills and enjoyment with her work.
Jo has had a book published which is currently available from many outlets.
In 2021 Jo constructed a life size willow elephant for the grounds of Colchester Castle.
What you will need to bring
A note book and pencil for note taking