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Sion Corn's Dolly: Willow corn dolly workshop with Lewis Prosser

03 December - 03 December 2023

Sunday 3rd December

11am-3pm | Adult workshop | £50

Sion Corn's Dolly: Willow corn dolly workshop with Lewis Prosser

Festive refreshments provided

Lewis Prosser is an absurdist basket-maker based in Penarth, whose practice revolves around the interplay of objecthood and entertainment. Informed by heritage crafting techniques, he constructs sustainable artworks with local organic materials.

Learn the corn dolly weaving, reimagined for the Christmas season. In this workshop, you'll create a range of modified corn dollies using heritage willow varieties suitable for seasonal decorations and stocking fillers.

Corn dollies, a longstanding tradition in the British Isles, traditionally crafted from straw to mark the harvest. In this session, you'll explore the folklore and weaving techniques using willow (Traditionally harvested Nov - Feb). In this workshop you will learn how to kickstart and complete your creations, shape and scale your designs, design wooden jigs, and adapt the weave for various applications and seasons.

The finished pieces will be perfect for Christmas baubles, baby's rattles, bird feeders, table decorations, and more. You'll also have the option to weave around objects.

No prior weaving experience is needed. All materials and tools provided. Please be aware that weaving with willow requires dexterity and can be hard on the hands. 

 Eventbrite: Sion's corn dolly Willow corn dolly workshop with Lewis Prosser 

High quality artist led workshops are at the heart of what we do here at Mission Gallery. Every ticket purchase contributes towards our Outreach Programme and supports fair compensation for our talented artists.

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We aim for our workshops to be as accessible as possible, but would ask that you make a donation on the day if you can. Please consider contributing if you are able to support the future workshop and education programmes at Mission Gallery.


For further information please contact Megan Leigh, Learning & Engagement Coordinator, on 01792 652016 or email

Materials are provided, limited places, booking is essential. Please inform us of any access requirements, allergies or medical conditions.

Access is by one-step entry from pavement level through our main entrance.

The workshops will take place in the gallery and education space located on the first floor of the gallery.

Due to building limitations access to the first floor education space is via steep stairs.

Staff are on hand to provide assistance if needed.

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