He is sending out a call for volunteers to help with the weaving/construction/fabrication of a large freestanding sculpture, Salix Iterum, or 'repeating willow'.
Alastair is one of those very rare individuals whose creative genius is matched par for par by his technical pedigree; he embodies all the most powerful qualities of artist and craftsman.He doesn't say enough about himself, so here is what they say about him on the website for Basketry and Beyond, an international three- day weaving conference happening in Devon, England. If you are interested in basketry and/or sculpture with natural materials, a chance to work under him is an opportunity like gold.
Volunteering in Vancouver will start Monday June 3rd when the truckload of willow arrives at the garden, and will continue for ten days minimum. If you intend to come at the beginning please email Alastair to co-ordinate:
Passes to the garden will be arranged .