Crafting Nature's Elegance

Discover the Art of Willow Sculpting and Transform Your Creative Vision into a Reality.

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Welcome to the artistic realm of Emma Parkins, a masterful Willow artist and sculptor whose work has been captivating hearts since 1997.

At the heart of Emma’s creations lies the age-old craft of Willow weaving and sculpture, refined over years to produce pieces that are not only visually stunning but also rich with character, charm, and a soulful essence. Her distinctive technique, informed by her extensive background in illustration, infuses life into willow animals and creatures, making them enchant and inspire.

Here, you’re invited to explore the breadth of Emma’s offerings, from commissioning a bespoke piece of willow art that resonates with your soul to participating in immersive willow weaving workshops designed for a grounding and creative retreat. You'll also discover where to view the mesmerising allure of her sculptures firsthand.

Embark on a journey into Emma's world, where art seamlessly blends with nature. Pause to navigate our site, acquaint yourself with the sustainable ethos behind each creation, and discover how you can incorporate a piece of Emma's serene artistry into your life. Welcome, and enjoy your exploration.

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commissions and sculpture

Discover Emma Parkins' enchanting Willow sculptures, perfect for any setting. Sustainable and unique, crafted to suit both private and public spaces. Tailor-made to your vision, Emma's art transforms spaces with a touch of nature.

From consultation to creation, Emma ensures a seamless process, reflecting your desired theme with an eco-friendly approach.

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Weddings and special occasions

Emma Parkins crafts bespoke willow decorations for weddings and occasions, offering a unique and eco-friendly flair. From arbores to hearts, explore our gallery for inspiration.

In the East Midlands, some items are available for hire. Create your decorations at a workshop in Emma's studio, ideal for hen or stag dos.

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Community and education

Emma offers engaging workshops, talks, and demonstrations in willow weaving, adaptable to various settings like schools and community groups. Tailored to fit your needs and budget, her sessions can align with curricular themes or specific subjects, perfect for arts weeks or community events.

Experienced with all ages and group sizes, Emma recommends participants be at least age 7.

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Learn the art of Willow weaving, at workshops run in and around Belper



Willow sculpture workshop

Plant Supports

10am - 4pm
Number 28 the Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire
Beginners, Intermediate

On this workshop you will follow my instructions to all make the same object. This time it will be a tepee/plant support. This is a structure suitable for your garden to either grow peas up or just to decorate. It is a good introduction into using willow and covers some simple basketry weaving. If we have time we shall also make some small objects as well, such as dragonflies. They can be quite large so think about how you are going to get them home!

3 Spaces Remaining
1 day workshop
85 per person


Willow sculpture workshop


10am - 4pm
Number 28, The Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire
Beginners, Experienced, Advanced

I am very excited to offer a new workshop. Join me to make your own duck. Over the day we will be learning how to create a solid framework and then apply the random technique of weaving.

We shall be using a few different colour willows which will enhance the look of the duck and also give you the experience of using different varieties of willow. You will be all following my instructions to make similar shapes but there will be chance to give it your own stamp of creativity too. Suitable for all levels.

Spaces Available
1 day workshop
80 per person