Willow and Wire Sculptor Victoria Westaway now primarily works to commission across the country. Victoria has created Garden Sculptures for a wide variety of clients including designers for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, private collectors, companies and charities. Victoria has also created large scale public art pieces for councils and housing groups. Her willow and wire sculpture commissions are perfectly suited to large and small gardens, parklands and orchards and public spaces.
Willow and Wire Artwork Commissions have included figurative sculpture, abstract work, interactive sculptures as well as small scale pieces such as insects, birds etc. Victoria creates armatures and then weaves either the wire or willow to create bespoke artworks. Victoria's willow sculpture requires an annual coating of linseed oil to maintain the strength and lustre of the willow or withies, her wire sculpture can be galvanised or left to age where the colour evolves from a cool gunmetal grey to a warm russet. Victoria’s sculptures for gardens evoke strength and stability; they are also hardwearing and can withstand British elements, even the gail force winds where Victoria’s Herefordshire workshop is located!
Willow Art, Handstand Boy by Victoria Westaway. Commission for a family in Herefordshire. This subject adds fun and interest to the garden, This child sculpture can be seen from the bold addition to this rural farmhouse.
Chelsea Flower Show Commission. Victoria Westaway was commissioned to create two Sound Panels for the WellChild Garden 2014. This Fresh Category Garden was designed by Worcestershire Garden Designer Olivia Kirk and was awarded a Silver Gilt medal. Victoria used Persian bells woven with glass beads into nest forms to create these textural artworks
The Willow Readers, a commission from a collector in Hagley in the West Midlands. The family who commissioned the piece had a much loved Willow tree in their garden. When the tree which came down in a storm they contacted Victoria who created this bespoke sculpture.The two children reading a book were made from the willow wisps of the tree, the book and bench were also created from the timber from the tree.
Wire Sculpture by Victoria Westaway. These Wire Dragonflies were created as a commission for a large garden near the Malvern Hills. The steel and wire Dragonflies have a warm russet colour as the metal starts to age.
This Adult Sculpture of a figure reading a book, this work was commissioned by a collector from the West Midlands. The Book was created from ancient oak, from the customer's barn which had recently been restored.
The Willow Croquet Players, this duo of willow sculptures was commissioned by a couple who saw Victoria's work at a local exhibition. The two sculptures with rustic croquet mallet are sited on a low wall over looking the couples croquet lawn.
A Commission for further afield, The Giant Cider Apples now reside in an Orchard in Kent. These scribble woven Apples are a great addition to an outdoor space and add interest all year round.
Bristol Public Art Commission, Momentum was a steel and wire sculpture commissioned by Stoke Gifford Parish Council to celebrate the ParkRun initiative to get families active. The sculpture was galvanised in Birmingham and has a very tough hardwearing surface, Mo is now a much loved local landmark
The Willow Reader, a life size Willow Sculpture creates from Black Maul Willow. Victoria Westaway Herefordshire artist created this commission for a collector's Husband's birthday present.
Apple Sculpture, These two Apples were commissioned for an Orchard in Kent. The Black Maul Willow is treated with Linseed oil to help preserve the willow. All Victoria's large artworks are built on steel armatures to retain shape, and strength.
Public Art Sculpture, this sculpture is made from Steel and Wire and was galvanised for a tough and resilient finish. The sculpture grows from an angle steel base which was covered in concrete when the piece was sited in Bristol. The Sculpture named Momentum by a local school girl was created to celebrate the active initiative ParkRun's 1st Birthday
The boys love their new garden sculpture, The Willow Readers. The family commissioned the piece when their willow tree which came down in a storm. This bespoke sculpture of two children reading a book was made from the willow wisps of the tree, the book and bench were also created from the timber from the tree. The Willow Readers was sculpted to depict the age of the boys in the family
Willow Sculptures. Victoria creates figurative and abstract sculptures from Black Maul Willow. These two figures were a commission from a couple who live near Hereford who collect artworks from national and international artists.
The Willow Handstand Boy. This Sculpture was commissioned by a couple after seeing Victoria's Artwork at the Llangarron H Art Week event. The prestigious Herefordshire Arts week gives art collectors a chance to meet the artists and commission new and exciting works.
The Willow Reader, life size sculpture created to commission by Victoria Westaway. This sculpture is created on a strong steel armature and then woven with willow to form a restful artwork that sits on a standard garden bench. Victoria can create readers to fit all sitting situations, even the boughs of a sturdy tree.
Detail of The Woven Sound Panel, this was a Chelsea Flower Show Commission. Victoria Westaway was commissioned to create two Sound Panels for the WellChild Garden 2014. This Fresh Category Garden was designed by Worcestershire Garden Designer Olivia Kirk and was awarded a Silver Gilt medal. Victoria used Persian bells woven with glass beads into nest forms to create these textural artworks
If you are interested in work by willow artist Victoria Westaway or in exhibitions of her work, please contact us for more information, where Victoria would be happy to discuss your ideas and requirements.
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