I teach private groups either at my workshop in South Wales or in a space you provide. I am able to provide tutoring in different styles and at different levels to suit you. I supply all the equipment and materials you will need.
New for 2021: Progressive Basketry Courses Online
These are online course packages of 1-1 Zoom sessions (first session FREE), supporting handouts and instructions, homework and email/ Whatsapp support between sessions. Tuition is comprehensive and will enable you to make rapid progress through basketmaking skills. Find out more about the individual courses below.
Contact me if you'd like to book or have any further questions.
Tuition via Zoom
This is for 1-1 progressive basketry tuition and individual feedback via Zoom and includes specific skills teaching following a structured programme and suggested homework. Email support is also offered between sessions.
To get the most out of this it is advised that you purchase a webcam and adjustable stand which can be used to focus closely on your hands.
Workshop Small Group Tuition
'Workshop Weeks' are held in my workshop with a maximum of 3 students at a time (1 or 2 while social distancing measures are in place) . Students choose either 2, 3 or 4 day packages of tuition. For students who are serious about making progress I can offer 1-1 support between sessions via Zoom.
The teacher/student numbers are very favourable and specific homework will be provided.
For Beginners the programme starts right at the beginning with sorting and preparing materials and runs right through a progressive programme, for intermediates I would expect students to be choosing and focussing on a specific skill or basket they wish to make. Welsh Basket tuition a speciality eg Cyntell, Welsh Shopper, Llangwm Fisherwoman Pannier, Welsh Tea things basket, Penclawdd Cockle Basket (4 days)
Workshop Sessions (2 students max for 2020, early 2021) £90 per day tuition, minimum of 2 days - materials extra depending on use
Zoom 1-1 tutorials £70 per session (approximately 1-2 hours tuition face to face - demonstration plus observation of student weaving) plus support materials and email support between sessions.
(Bed and breakfast available with me £25 per night - use of the workshop outside formal tuition times welcome)
Online Cyntell Course via Zoom - 3 Sessions
Session 1 - Making and using formas to make hoops. Splitting and Shaving willow to make ribs
Full instructions and forma templates will be given after this session.
Time should be allowed for the hoop and ribs to dry.
Session 2 - Weaving the Cyntell - Tying on the first 4 ribs, splitting and shaving additional ribs and shaping the basket
Session 3 - In the round ribs, finishing the weave and finishing details
This Online Course of 3 zoom sessions includes full written instructions and forma templates. Each session will be recorded so that you have an individual instruction video to refer to in the future. Individual feedback will be given via Zoom and includes specific skills teaching following a structured programme and suggested homework. Email support is also offered between sessions.
To get the most out of this it is useful for you to use a webcam and adjustable stand which can be used to focus closely on your hands.