S9 - Willow Spheres July 30, 2017


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S9 - Willow Spheres July 30, 2017

Dates: July 30, 2017

Class Times: Sun 10am-4pm

Instructor: Bonnie Gale

Open Studio: None

In this one-day class, students will make one or several willow spheres or balls for the garden. Willow Balls are all the rage! Using unpeeled willow, students will weave a round base into which the structural stakes of the basket are inserted. Then the weaving is completely random in order to fill in the sphere. They are so much fun to make and look wonderful in the garden. All techniques will be carefully explained and demonstrated. A list of simple supplies to bring to class will be provided.

Material Cost:  $75

About the Instructor: 

Bonnie Gale has been a traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 33 years. With degrees from the University of Manchester, MIT and SUNY-ESF, she engages in spatial design and containment. In the last 8 years, she has been building living willow structures. Her work has been published in House and Garden, Vogue Living, Early American Life and Fiber Arts magazines. In 1999, she was awarded a NYFA Artist Fellowship and in April 2010, she appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. She wrote her first book “Living Willow Form” in 2014. Her main web site is www.bonniegale.com.

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