Chaz Friend

Site Number: 12
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Willow weaved backpack basket
Region: 
Coventry
Artform: 
Sculpture, Willow & Rushwork

Chaz Friend is Wayside Willow, one-time primary teacher, now willow artist and willow craft tutor. I live in rural Warwickshire with my wife, son, two dogs and a Bearded Dragon.
I use cultivated willow to create basketry forms and use steel armatures to make sculptures with a woven willow skin.
Wayside Willow works in schools (and other groups such as Scouts and Guides, gardening groups, WI as well as businesses) across the Midlands and beyond, teaching ancient craft skills and making sculptural pieces with a metal armature. I run local adult courses (and take these on the road further afield as requested) in willow craft and basket making, while selling willow products that I have made.
I love nature and being out beneath the trees; willow craft is a connection point with creation as I step into the rhythm of her seasons.
I have a base at Saints where I make and sell items and run courses (cafe, Learning and Enterprise Zone), Newdegate Street, Nuneaton.

Venue

128 Sherwood Road
Stoke Golding
Nuneaton
CV13 6EJ
Directions: 
Look out for bank of six garages in Sherwood Road and look for signs. It’s beside the garages.
Telephone: 
01455 212901
Mobile: 
07834 285585
waysidewillow@btinternet.com
Added extras: 
Card payments accepted, Commissions welcome, Demonstrations, Workshops
Accessibility Level: 
Level 3 : Partial access - some steps or narrow doorway to parts of the venue.
Working studio: 
yes

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2021
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Times: 
11am-4pm (Sun 2pm-4pm)

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