Tuition for making your choice of bird for example, geese, ducks, pheasants, chickens, owls, blackbirds or curlews is offered during one-day workshops at Holmfield, Fridaythorpe.


At the end of the day you will have completed a bird ready to take home.


Classes are now offered for making small mammals eg: fox, hare, piglet, these days are suitable for those who have already completed a bird day and feel comfortable and confident working with the wire. These are small classes so more attention can be given. Internal steel armature frames are welded up in advance for foxes and boxing or running hares. The days are quite intensive and may overrun on time but we make every effort to ensure students go home with a finished animal.

Workshops sessions are between

9.30am to 4.30pm


The wire bird workshops are subject to a minimum of 4 / maximum of 6.

Cost £50 each person + materials

Project day workshops are a

minimum 3 /maximum of 4

Cost £75 each person + materials

  • Owl materials £8-£10

  • Duck/pheasant material cost £12

  • Hen/curlew material cost £12

  • Goose material cost £15

  • Hare materials £10-20

  • Fox materials £25

A strong apron, gloves and needle-nosed pliers are needed. If you don't have them, we can lend you some of ours.


Refreshments and cake are provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Holmfield Nurseries Fridaythorpe Driffield East Yorkshire YO25 9RZ