Victoria Westaway creates bespoke Sculptures from her barn studio on a Herefordshire Hill. Victoria sculpts figurative and abstract forms which compliment garden schemes, her Willow Sculptures and her Wire Sculptures are all individual pieces made to order.
Willow and Wire Artist Victoria Westaway’s recent work includes large sculptural figures, natural and abstract pieces. These willow and wire artworks provide form and focus to any garden design, a Victoria Westaway piece is designed to celebrate the diversity of the area and enrich the natural surroundings.
Victoria's sculptures are designed for outdoor situations and form part of designs and details in gardens across the Country. Victoria has been commissioned by designers and specialist nurseries to create works for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 and 2015
"To work on pieces that are integrated within ground breaking schemes is extremely exciting, I thrive on putting a piece of Chelsea quality into gardens no matter their size"
Yes.. its a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Here is (from the left) Chris, Victoria and Loraine celebrating their Gold Medal achievement at this years Chelsea Flower Show with Willow Sculptures by sculptor Victoria Westaway
Wire Sculpture galvanising team. The Running Man galvanised wire sculpture is seen here with wire sculptor Victoria Westaway and her team of galvanisers - thumbs up for a job well done.
Willow Fairies at Picton Garden, Colwall, Worcestershire. Helen Picton and Victoria Westaway posing by the Willow Fairy Sculpture one of several Willow Sculptures exhibited during Picton Gardens open garden season.
Willow artist weaving a willow sphere. Willow artist and wire sculptor Victoria Westaway seen here in her Herefordshire art barn; notice the small willow figurative sculpture to her right, a garden sculpture commission depicting a grandchild lay reading - carved wooden book to follow!
Galvanised Wire Sculpture on concrete plinth. Wire sculptor Victoria Wesataway seen here with her ground workers after positioning The Running Man galvanised wire sculpture in the grounds of Little Stoke Park, South Gloucestershire near Bristol.
Wire Sculptor Victoria Wesataway bending wire rod to form the figurative sculpture armature in preparation for The Running Man Wire Sculpture, now on show at Little Stoke Park. The wire sculpture commission came from Stoke Gifford Parish Council in Gloucestershire near Bristol.
Wire artist sculptor welding an armiture for a new wire sculpture commission in her herefordshire arts workshop. Sculptor Victoria Westaway pulls on her multiple artistic skills in metalwork, wood, willow and theatre design to create impressive Garden Sculptures.
Victoria jumping for joy with her Willow Wassailers, these willow sculptures were created by Victoria as a homage to her somerset origins where as a young girl she enjoyed the odd bit of wassailing and also a celebration of her Hereforshire lifestyle she new enjoys.
Willow artist and sculptor Victoria Westaway working on a willow sculpture commission in her Herefordshire studio garden with views over the Malvern Hill, Worcestershire to the east and Hay Bluff on the Black Mountains near Hay-on-Wye Powys, Wales to the west.
Wire Sculpture being prepared by wire sculptor Victoria Westaway seen here weaving wire into the leg of The Running Man galvanised sculpture.
Figurative Willow Sculpture of a small child reading, titled The Willow Reader. Here willow artist Vik is seen sitting with the garden sculpture in the big hug during Dragon Orchard Blossom Weekend, Putley, Herefordshire.
Willow and Wire Sculptor Victoria Westaway hails from South Somerset; home to the small willow farmers who have supplied the basket weaving industry for generations. It was as a Theatre Designer, that Victoria started to use this flexible material to produce giant puppets, lanterns and fantastical costumes. Using these skills she went on to train and teach in Fine Art and Interior Design within a variety of settings, before an epic World trip took her to South America, South East Asia and Oceania. During this time Victoria was inspired by the crafts of small rural communities, who created both beautiful and functional pieces from the rich source of natural local materials.
On her return Victoria used this experience to enhance her own willow and wire artwork. Now Victoria creates bespoke willow and wire garden sculptures in the barn next to her Herefordshire cottage on the hill, her sculptures offer a perennial beauty which reflect the ebb and flow of the horticultural year.