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Course Categories
Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work

All our tutors are leading practitioners in this area and exhibit widely across the country.

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Techniques include: Willow basket making, Cane and rush seating, Willow work for the garden, Sculptural willow work and Rush work.

The materials used are primarily willow, rush, cane and cord. Many of our tutors use of sustainable materials

Tutors include (click on their names for more information):
Mary Butcher, Felicity Irons, Tim Johnson, Joe Hogan, Mary Crabb and Dominic Parrette

Workshops and equipment

Most courses take place in the Main Workshop, on the ground floor. All materials are available for purchase at the College.

How to find us


West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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