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Random Weave Sculpture Workshop - Mosman

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Join this fun filled all day workshop with weaving expert Catriona Pollard and learn the random weave basketry technique using the wonderful Bangalow Palm inflorescence. The basketry workshop is all about exploration and play – not perfection. Experience and explore sculptural basketry techniques and learn how to create something from found organic material just using your hands and imagination. By the end of this course, not only will you have gorgeous baskets or wall sculpture, but you will be confident in this basketry technique.

It’s a small class so you get hands-on tuition from expert weaver, Catriona Pollard. Materials included, but if you have access to Bangalow Palm inflorescence then bring it along. Once booked, I’ll give you preparation notes.

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Suitable for beginners, or intermediate weavers. If you’ve never done weaving before – perfect! You’ll love it and leave with finished a basket or sculpture.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn the ancient basketry technique of random weaving, but don’t know where to start.
  • You don’t have any experience or want to further develop your weaving.
  • You’re looking for a fun, relaxing creative outlet, and an enjoyable way to spend your downtime.

“A joyous experience. I highly recommend it. Thank you for your kindness, care, instruction, guidance and creativity. Such a wonderful day.” Lynne

“Thank you for your fantastic workshop on Sunday. I have been fortunate enough to find myself collecting and connecting to nature yesterday and this morning. May it stay that way. I love looking at my little sculptural ‘basket’ – it’s colours are changing and it’s just magical – it makes me happy. I feel more centered. Such a gift – thank you again. Kim

“I had a wonderful day creating, learning new skills, using natural elements and sitting chatting with like-minded women.  What a gift to be able to take time out with Catriona guiding us enthusiastically and nurturing our new skills and self-belief.  Thanks heaps Catriona.” Robin

Catriona Pollard – Basketry artist and teacher
Catriona Pollard is a contemporary artist who uses traditional basketry techniques to transform foraged plant fibres into organic sculptural works. Her unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into works that investigate human’s personal connection with the natural world. Engaging audiences to build creative connection with the natural world is a fundamental part of her art practice and her teaching.  By transforming organic material into sculptures, she presents an opportunity to be enchanted by the natural world and the stories it shares. As a dedicated professional educator, she holds sold out sculptural basketry weaving workshops in Australia and internationally and teaches for design and craft centres. She holds demonstrations for organisations including Museums, and gives artist talks at galleries and community groups. She also established the online with students from around the world. Read more about at

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