Event details

Friday 19 July
Saturday 20 July

9.30am to 4pm (meet at 9.20am)

£190 per person, all materials and lunch provided

International willow artist Emma Stothard returns to Chatsworth for a one-day willow weaving masterclass.

Create your own characterful goose sculpture out of willow in this fully guided workshop, perfect for decorating your house or garden this summer.

As part of your day, enjoy an introductory talk by Emma about her work and experience, followed by the opportunity to master the art of willow weaving.

Refreshments and a delicious locally sourced picnic lunch from the Chatsworth Farm Shop will be provided. 

The workshop will take place outdoors, with hot drinks provided throughout the day. We advise wearing clothing suitable for the weather.

Willow can be a physically demanding material to work with so please let us know if you have any access requirements and we will speak to you about your needs.

All tools, PPE and materials are provided

About Emma Stothard

Acclaimed artist Emma has created beautiful sculptures across the country, including commissions for the Royal Gardens at Highgrove, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Great Yorkshire Show. Emma has most recently created a series of striking new sculptures for the Whitby Sculpture Trail.

“I just love willow,” says Emma of the material she started her career with. “It’s a completely natural product, it’s very versatile, it has a wonderful smell, and a real energy. Working with it is almost like drawing in wood – each willow withy tapers naturally, as a line in pencil does. It has an ethereal quality, yet still gives solid shape, form and structure.

“The finished product needs a little more care than the metal versions, depending on the environment it’s in, but look after it, and it’ll last beautifully for years.”

For more information about Emma, visit her website


The event will take place at the Chatsworth Stickyard – please arrive by 9.20am for a prompt start at 9.30am. 

The Stickyard is located in the Stand Wood near the Farmyard. View a location map here


There is a fairly steep incline to reach the venue – please contact education@chatsworth.org if you require blue badge parking closer to the venue or have any access requirements. 

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