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, Steel Wire and Bronze Wire Artwork created by Victoria Westaway. Commissions have included figurative sculpture, abstract work, interactive sculptures as well as small scale pieces such as birds and abstract forms. 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 and tupentine to maintain the strength and lustre of the willow or withies, her wire sculpture can be galvanised, powder coated or left to age where the colour evolves from a cool gunmetal grey to a warm russet. Victoria's most recent sculptures have been created with bronze wire, this precious metal is wonderful to work with and ages beautifully from the glistening polished bronze to a warm darker tone. Victoria’s sculptures for gardens evoke strength and stability; they are also hardwearing and can withstand British elements, even the gail force winds where at Victoria’s former Herefordshire workshop is located!
Willow Rugby and Hockey Player sculpture commission for Abberley Hall School Worcestershire. Willow child figures woven on steel armature with woven bronze wire hockey stick and rugby ball. Photograph by Michelle Morris
‘The Pride of Sussex’ sculptures, these were commissioned by Stonewater Ltd as part of a new rural housing development in North Mundham, West Sussex. The sculptures depict Sussex’s county flower The Pride of Sussex a wild flower that grows on the chalky Sussex downs.
Family by Willow Artist Victoria Westaway, this family of figurative sculptures were commissioned by garden designers for their stand at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Purple peacock by Victoria Westaway, this colourful commission came from a lavender farm in Wexford Ireland. Victoria worked with the owner of the farm to create a unique artwork where the tail of the peacock blends into a bed of lavender. Victoria created the sculpture in steel wire before the powder coated finish was applied.
Woven figurative sculptures by Victoria Westaway, this group of figures were commissioned by a children’s charity for their show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
‘Rose’ by Artist Victoria Westaway, this figurative female sculpture was commissioned by the Gribble Inn, Oving, West Sussex to reside in the wonderful beer garden. The sculpture despicts the former owner of the property Rose Gribble, who by all accounts loved her garden and a beer or two.
Sculpture of a child reading. This willow sculpture; created on a steel armature was commissioned by a family near Ottery St Mary, Devon. It sits in the red acer tree in their beautiful garden.
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.
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
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 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.
All commissions are studio priced and subject to a 50% commissioning fee paid prior to commencement with the final 50% due on completion. Where appropriate delivery charges may apply.