Explore your creativity: weaving sculptures

North Sydney Community Centre
Sunday 4 February 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $195.00,  Concession: $146.25 (pensioners/full time students)
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Slow down and gift yourself the time to find the secret life in natural objects.

You may walk past a fallen branch and not even notice it, but maybe it’s the beginnings of a sculpture. Explore the joy of picking up a vine, stick or seed pod and imagine what they could be.

We are surrounded by the beauty of nature, but so often we are too busy or digitally connected to slow down and reconnect with it.

This workshop is all about exploration and play – not perfection. Learning traditional basketry techniques you will use organic material such as vines, seed pods and branches to weave sculptural forms.

Starting with standing in nature we will explore ephemeral art techniques and you will learn how to connect with nature, your stories and your creativity. Using found materials we will then explore random weaving.

We all have new growth ready to emerge, and basketry can help you reconnect with your imagination, nature and give you new insights and perspectives.

Materials will be supplied and the types of material you may wish to bring: Sticks, branches, leaves Palm inflorescence (the fuzzy looking seed pods that fall from Palm trees) Vines such as jasmine, wisteria Leaves such as cordyline and dracaena Shells, stones

Suitable for beginners to more experienced weavers.


Catriona Pollard’s unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and vines into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature. She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry techniques.



The basketry workshops are all about exploration and play – not perfection. Experience and explore sculptural basketry techniques and learn how to create something from found organic material just using your hands and imagination. Suitable for anyone interested in exploring their creativity.