I just wanted to thank you for a brilliant day on Saturday. It was really enjoyable, totally absorbing and great fun. Thanks for being such a patient and inspiring teacher and I’m chuffed to bits with my basket, despite its many beginners flaws! I’m really keen to repeat the experience so I can attempt to improve on some of the basic techniques that I messed up on with my first attempt, and then possibly to move on to trying something more ambitious….. !!”

Judy Sykes, One Day Basketmaking Course


“Had a lovely day , really pleased with my basket will definitely go on another one of Cherry’s courses”

Deborah Cluitt, One Day Basketmaking Course


“The weekend of learning with Cherry was simply brilliant. Enjoyable and sociable, yet also deeply inspiring. Cherry’s teaching style is relaxed and unfussy which I really liked. And when things got technically more complicated the support was great. I’ve been thoroughly inspired and am already thinking about my next basket design. Thanks!”

Jesper Launder, Hebden Bridge


“The weaving course was fantastic, I got to make a beautiful basket for gathering my allotment bounty in style and met a really interesting group of people to boot! I’ve already recommended the course to friends as everyone would benefit from taking time out to create, chat and learn something new. The teacher was really experienced and patient with us, making sure we came away with the designs we were aiming for.”

Michelle Dickinson, Leeds


“Cherry’s work has really enhanced our school environment. The large scale indoor pieces she has created for us (dragonfly and tree) have really lifted some otherwise bland spaces.As an Eco Green flag school, the pieces also reflect our philosophy and help to bring elements of the outside inside. The children absolutely love working with Cherry and have a real sense of pride in the contribution they have made to the whole piece.”

Lisa Lockett
Deputy Headteacher
Roundthorn Primary School

“Thanks very much for the course at the weekend.  I really enjoyed it, and I’m very pleased with my basket and the skills I learned!”

Jessica Lindsay, Manchester

“The workshop was an amazing experience, I’d never worked in willow before so was very pleased I could make a large scale sculpture in just one day! I so enjoyed the experience of working with Cherry, she is a warm and approachable person who caterers for all levels of ability. I look forward to more workshops with her in the future.”

Priscilla Jones, Lancaster

The staff and pupils of Christ The King Primary School would like to thank Cherry for coming into school and working with them to create such a fantastic tree for our ‘Prayer Garden.’ It has brought life to a forgotten area and it is now the talking point of our school! The children worked together with Cherry to create the leaves of the tree and are now inspired and excited to use the tree as a focus for other Religious work throughout the year.”

Nicola Fahy – Teacher/Art Co-ordinator
Christ The King RC Primary School
Newton Heath

“We’re so pleased with our new Willow sculpture! We asked Cherry to create a large scale Bee structure to sit alongside our new Beehive . Our visitors love seeing the bees at work and having a large scale version just tops it off!

Cherry’s work is fantastic, it was such a tight deadline (literally 3 days from enquiring about it to having it in place!) but that wasn’t a problem and we had our sculpture in place ready for a visit from one of our local primary schools.”

EvaD Ould-Okojie
Access and Interpretation Officer,
Gallery Oldham