Weaving by the Ocean – 4 Days of Weaving

Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 February 2021
10 – 4pm each day
Where: Camden Head Pilot Station, Camden Haven (4.5 hours drive from Sydney, 40 mins from Port Macquarie)
Cost: $680 inc GST and most materials

Strictly limited spaces available. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Bookings: Please email me for booking details. Click here to go to contact page.


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Join me at the beautiful Pilot’s Station by the ocean at Camden Head in Port Macquarie. This heritage listed boat house will be the venue for four days of weaving and exploring new techniques. 

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Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 February 2021
10 – 4pm each day
Where: Camden Head Pilot Station, Camden Haven (4.5 hours drive from Sydney, 40 mins from Port Macquarie)
Cost: $680 inc GST and most materials

Strictly limited spaces available. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Taping into your creativity, we will be exploring traditional basketry with a sculptural perspective. This workshop is so much more than just learning techniques, it’s an opportunity to connect with nature, your stories and tap into powerful creativity that is ready to surface.

You will be learning and exploring my favourite basketry techniques including:

  • random weaving with vines or long leafy plants
  • twining
  • looping
  • using materials including seagrass, twine and foraged natural fibres.

By the end of this course you will be confident in multiple basketry techniques.

You will complete a series of sculptural forms culminating in your very own sculpture using the techniques we’ve explored and materials that you’ve foraged as well as class materials.

Learning at your own pace, in this hands on, practical workshop is all about exploration and experimentation not perfection. While learning basketry techniques, you will be reconnecting with your imagination and creativity.

It’s a small class so you get hands-on tuition from expert weaver, Catriona Pollard.

Suitable for beginners, or intermediate weavers. If you’ve never done weaving before – perfect! You’ll love it and leave with finished basketry sculptures and the confidence to do more.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn multiple basketry techniques.
  • You don’t have any experience or want to further develop your weaving.
  • You’re looking for a fun, relaxing creative outlet, and an enjoyable way to spend your downtime.
  • You deserve the gift of four days of dedicated weaving with a group of lovely people.

Catriona Pollard – Basketry artist and teacher

As a practicing basketry artist and teacher, her unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature.

She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry and assemblage techniques to reimagine nature.

Her art is about truly seeing the extraordinary in everyday moments. Simply, it’s about being still, and letting the beauty surface.

She has had several solo exhibitions and exhibited extensively in selected and group exhibitions. She’s been finalist in many art awards including Emerging Artist of the Year Craft NSW, Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, Warringah Art Prize, and Mosman Art Gallery.

She teaches sold out workshops in her studio in Sydney, week long residentials at art schools and also internationally.

Her artwork is profiled across major art and design media and is featured nationally in galleries, high end design spaces and private collections. Read more about at www.theartofweaving.com.au/about

Bookings: Please email me for booking details. Click here to go to contact page.

Cancellations: 100% refund before 25 December 2020. 50% refund before 25 January. If there is a person that can fill your spot from the waiting list then happy to refund you in full. 100% refund if I have to cancel for an unforeseen circumstance.

Materials: On booking I’ll send you a list of suggested materials to bring.

 

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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.

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BASKETRY WORKSHOPS

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.

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