Friday 6 December 2019
11am – 4pm
Join Chris Moss for a one day workshop you’ll learn how to construct a deer head made from chicken wire and decorated with twig antlers. With help and guidance and using simple techniques you’ll make a sculpture suitable for display indoors or out. Tools, materials and gloves are supplied for the workshop but please wear casual clothing or bring an apron as chicken wire may cause snags to textiles. You may find it useful to bring any specs you use for other activities such as reading or sewing. This workshop is suitable for beginners but please be aware that some of the repetitive processes and techniques used during the course of the day may be a challenge for someone with pre-existing hand or wrist conditions. Twigs for antlers will be supplied but if you find any particularly good ones yourself, bring them along and they can be used to personalise your sculpture.
Please make your way to the entrance to the Courtyard on arrival at Harewood, where a member of staff will be there to greet you.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day. Please notify us upon booking of any dietary requirements you may have.
All tools, materials and gloves are supplied for the duration of the workshop. Please bring an apron or wear casual clothes as wire can cause snags to precious textiles. Closed shoes are also advised (no open sandals).
Bring any/all of your glasses if required for close work similar to reading or sewing. It isn’t necessary to have previous experience as the workshop is aimed at beginners but please be aware that working with wire and making the numerous repetitive movements through the day, can be hard on fingers and wrists and the pace of the day is focussed, rather than leisurely. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about this.
Wire sculptor Chris Moss works with a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create 3D sculptures particularly of wild and domestic animals and birds. She works on commission and exhibits her sculptures throughout the UK.
“I have a love of nature and all my work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of the subjects.”