Wirework Wading Bird Sculpture Workshop

9 Sep 2017

Event times

10.30am - 4pm

Cost of entry

£80 / Members £60

The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • FREE CITY BUS The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm.
  • The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes walk) and 1 mile from Westgate train station (approximately 20 minutes walk).

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Inspired by The Hepworth Wakefield's own resident heron, often found along the gallery's waterfront, create your own wirework bird sculpture with specialist Carol Sterritt.


Wirework specialist Carol Sterritt introduces the practical techniques involved in creating wirework sculptures for the home and garden. Coinciding with our Heritage weekend, this workshop is inspired by our resident Heron, who can often be found in the weir outside the gallery.

Sterritt's wire garden sculptures are made from galvanised chicken wire and therefore do not rust; they are suitable for inside or out and last for many years. They can be sprayed with a metal spray paint if other colours are desired.

Wirework sculpture has been around since the ancient Egyptian era and in the 20th Century became popular in a range of artistic practices.


Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.

Book your place online or if you have any questions or special requirements then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing or calling 01924 247398.


Carol Sterritt has been working in wire for over twenty years, producing work inspired by the fields and forests around her home.Working with particularly in galvanized chicken wire, she has exhibited at both Royal Horticultural Society and National Trust properties. Carol is a regular workshop leader and pays particular attention to pieces to ensure they are safe for all the family.

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