I spent a very enjoyable morning this weekend using one of my Christmas presents, a 3D Wire Bird Sculpture workshop. There were 9 of us attending and we were asked to bring along a side or aerial view of a bird we would like to make. Our tutor showed us how to trace the outline of the bird with copper wire to make a sturdy frame to start from. She then showed us how to go about giving the bird a 3d structure along with techniques to make feet and eyes.
We had a lovely choice of different colours and thicknesses of wire to work with and the only tools we needed were pliers and a bit of strength for bending the initial frame.
Our workshop took place at New Greenham Arts in Newbury and was run by Sculptor Flora Gare. Definitely worth the money, and enough instruction and guidance to be able to make more at home. I’m definitely going to try something else. There are regularly fun things to get involved with, just check the Newbury Corn Exchange website for upcoming events.
I’ve included a picture of everyone’s bird – all achieved in just 3 hours, I think they’re all great and so different. Mine’s the one at the top of the post (it’s a raven).