My name is Cath Kelly and I live in deepest, darkest Cheshire with my daughter and our little dog.
I've long admired willow sculptures for their rustic natural charm, and the fact they are made from a completely sustainable material.
I never had the time or money to have a dabble with willow, though, until the world shut down with Covid. Fortuitously, my lovely Mum had given me £100 as a birthday present with strict instructions to spend it on myself.
So, after a little bit of research on the ever-useful YouTube, my first batch of willow was delivered. You can only imagine my excitement!
After a bit of experimenting, I started making animals and ethereal characters to amuse the Grandchildren, as well as to give as presents to family and friends.
Then, I made a full-sized unicorn and posted a picture on a willow orientated Web page. I was surprised at the positive response!
I also got a message from a TV researcher, asking if I be interested in applying for a new program; "Make it at Market ".
Since then, I've been very busy making - willow is everywhere! I've even got some soaking in the bath (not appreciated by teenagers!). I'm looking forward to a sustainable and productive future!
I regularly update my Instagram page, and I can be contacted through there, or here on my website, should you wish to discuss anything further, or a Commission.
Size and subject are not a problem!
Speak to you soon,