Willow Sculpture

Willow Stag Sculpture

Stag Trophy Mount

Middle Shade Mini Moo

Middle Shade Mini Moo

Willow Dragon Sculptures

Willow Dragon Sculptures

Dragon Sculpture

Game Of Thrones Dragon

Willow Highland Sculpture

A Room With A Moo

HBO Commissioned Throne

HBO Commissioned Throne

Willow Dragon Sculpture

Willow Dragon Sculpture

Game Of Thrones World Premiere

Game Of Thrones World Premiere

Willow Sculptures

Willow ‘Iron Throne’

Willow Sculpture

Mini Moiley

Willow Sculpture

Deadly Dragon

Trophy Heads

Little and Large

Half Scale Highland

Mini Moo

Mini Moiley

Mini Moiley

QEST Craft by Julian Calder

QEST Craft by Julian Calder

willow trophy head

Mini Moo – Half Scale Highland

willow sculptures

Angry Bear

willow highland trophy head

Mini Moo

Willow Sculpture Specialist

I create contemporary showpiece Willow Animal Sculptures which are both life-size and realistic. Each piece is woven by hand and completely unique.

The willow sculptures have evolved from the traditional basket weaving techniques I use to produce mummer’s masks. This process begins by personally growing over 40 different varieties of willow to enable me to choose from a large palette of colours and textures.

I carefully select each rod and use a dense, random weave to create form with detail, giving a feeling of movement and injecting a hint of expression.  My sculptural work is innovative in that unlike basketry there is no pattern or formula to follow.

The willow sculptures are a creation of aesthetic vision and skill in manipulating a basic willow rod into a thing of beauty and form. My signature is in the detail!

I create instantly recognisable animals which are more than simply an outline. They encapsulate movement, expression and always have a hint of personality.  Initially trained as a textile weaver, I have since studied with master basket makers in Armagh, Galway and Villaines les Rochers, France.  Click here to view my awards and the exhibitions I have been featured in.

Have a look through these examples of my work and please contact me to discuss your own commission.

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