George the miner sits overlooking the river Wear near Durham.
Commissioned by the Woodland Trust, he was constructed from oak strips on a metal frame for strength and durability.
It's a fabulous feeling to know how many people love him; we see his photo popping up on social media frequently, and the local running club have adopted him as a mascot!
Working in partnership with Anna Turnbull , it took us four days to complete him in-situ.
Please let us know if you have an interest in our local history themed willow sculpture.
Structures in Willow
Our willow sculptures typically depict characters from children's books or films such as The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Brum car TV series. Alternatively we recreate themes from local history or nature such as a coal miner or woodland birds.