The Lark Ascending

With her beautiful sculpture in the collection of Sir David Attenborough, we are delighted to be joined by Rachael Thorogood aka ‘The Lark Ascending’.  She will be offering workshops during the Garden Festival weekend, sharing some of the techniques she uses to capture the spirit of the natural world.

WIRE BIRD WORKSHOP             Saturday 12pm & 3pm . Sunday 12pm

Sculpt a wire 2D bird that can hang in a window or be a much loved creation at home. Suitable for ages 9-100 yrs! Safety goggles should be worn when cutting wire, tools will be provided.

Costs £5 each to cover materials.

LINO BIRD BAGS & PENDANT MAKING             Sunday 3pm

Print a ready cut Lino bird design onto a drawstring bag (age 6+) or deboss and guild a word onto a lead pendant with a vintage gem (8+)

£5  to cover cost of materials

(Parents must supervise children during workshops at all times please.)


Artist Statement;

I am a Cotswolds based artist who is inspired by the natural world and passionate about birds. I sculpt 2D and 3D birds out of reclaimed wire which are available in galleries in Cheltenham, Cornwall and Oxford. Each bird is completed with an individual lead guilt bird ring identifying the artists stamp. I also lino cut original bird designs and prints onto fabric and antique French linen creating original lampshades and items for the home.  I also paint landscapes in oils and cold wax plein air and in my studio. I am happy to take commissions for personal orders.
The Lark Ascending
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