Figurative Child Sculptures including The Willow Reader Series
The Willow Readers Series was inspired by a willow sculpture community project in Birmingham, where Victoria Westaway willow artist worked with a local library. The outdoor sculpture was created for the Reading Garden within the library grounds. It proved a very popular subject, and inspired private collectors to request bespoke commissions of the piece. Now these restful figures take up residence in beautiful gardens exhibited across the country, from the rolling hills in the Heart of England to the Historical Vistas of the Jurassic Coast. Alongside the Reader series Victoria has created a series of playing Children and practicing Handstands. Victoria also makes groups of figures that depict families, such as the piece created for the Momentum Gold Medal winning garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.
Willow Boys Open Book - Figurative willow sculptures Worcestershire, the willow reader series by willow artist Victoria Westaway
Willow Boy Sculptures - Figurative willow sculpture, Worcester and Herefordshire, the willow reader series by willow artist and sculptor Victoria Westaway
Willow Reader created for the Garden Inspiration Stand at The Malvern Autumn Show. Christian Dowle Garden Designer wanted the stand to invite the visitors in, Christian used Victoria Westaway's Sculptures to add interest and texture to the garden stand which won him a commended medal and lots of new deign commissions
The Willow Players, these child sized sculptures depict two children playing, one displays his handstand skills as the other looks on in encouragement. These pieces were used in exhibitions across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Little Visitors to The Malvern Autumn Show loved sharing Christian Dowle's rustic garden bench with Victoria Westaway's Sculpture of a Willow Reader created for the Garden Inspiration Stand.
The Willow Michaelmas Fairy, Victoria Westaway Willow Sculptor created this child sized willow fairy as part of her original exhibition at Picton Garden in Colwall, Worcestershire, which has the national collection of Michaelmas daisies
Willow Handstand Boy, a life sized willow sculptures. This Artwork was a commission for a H Art customer who saw Victoria's Work at the Llangarron Sculpture Garden near Ross on Wye.
Willow Reader by Victoria Westaway, Herefordshire Willow Artist and Sculptor. Victoria's affordable Willow readers are a popular choice for smaller gardens.
Willow Reader, Victoria Westaway creates child sized affordable sculptures for gardens. This Black Maul willow artwork is woven onto a metal armature and local ash is carved to form the book.
The Willow Handstand Boy, built on a steel frame this willow sculpture depicts a young boy displaying his handstand skills. This life size willow sculpture now resides in Herefordshire under a giant willow tree.
Victoria Westaway's Sculpture of a Willow Reader sits happily in an Apple Tree or on a simple garden bench or wall. Victoria makes the Willow Reader's book from local ash.
Willow Handstand Boy and real Ellie! Part of the Willow Players series, this child sized sculpture depicting a handstand is built on a metal frame. These pieces were used in exhibitions across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Willow Reader, this child sculpture was commissioned as a Christmas present for a creative gardener. The woven Willow artwork has a steel armature to stop the willow twisting or changing shape over the years.
The Relaxing Willow Reader, A child sized willow sculpture with carved wooden book by Victoria Westaway Willow Artist. This piece was commissioned by a couple to remind them of their bookish grandchildren.
The Relaxing Willow Reader, This piece was commissioned by a couple to remind them of their bookish grandchildren. The wooden book was made from local ash. Victoria created a simple steel and willow bed for the sculpture to rest on near the beautiful pond.
Victoria Westaway's Sculpture of a Willow Reader sits happily in an Apple Tree overlooking the menagerie of Willow Geese. This small Child size sculpture is made from Black Maul willow from Somerset. Victoria makes the Willow Reader's book from local ash.
Willow Handstand Boy by Victoria Westaway. This willow sculpture is created on a steel base and uses a steel armature as its skeleton, this gives the sculpture great strength in all weathers. Theses sculptures are created by hand in the Midlands by Victoria Westaway.
Family by Victoria Westaway. This large family group of willow sculptures was created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, the piece was used to promote the Momentum Charity on the Tale Valley stand. Victoria is to happy to discuss sculpture commissions of family groups, couples as well as individual figures.