Conserve and preserve, nature and heritage through creativity and education
Tina Cunningham BA(hons), PGCSE
Wicker and Daub Hives
History and ordering
Wicker hives we used back in Saxon times to house wild bees. The wicker was covered in a fine daub mix (clay, horse hair and, straw). This protected the bees from the elements.
Made to order Wicker hives with or, without daub are available. Design, size, the adding of handles and entrances positioned where you would like. The colour of the clay can be altered to to brown or black.
A record can be sent to you hive order being made at no extra cost. I am happy to assist with any queries
Celtic Round House
Story Telling House
The 'Story Telling House' was built using traditional Celtic round house process'. Bring history alive for pupil's from Ysgol Meidrim. They helped were possible and learnt about it's materials and construction.
A roof structure made out of ash and hazel was used to support the thatch. Ash pegs were also made. The wattle was made from willow and hazel. A living willow encloser was created with an arch.
Site Specific Sculptures Commissions,
Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower
Designing and making a Site Specific Sculpture for you
Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower Costal Path Site Coast Path Site specific Sculpture. Come pay this wood carving a visit in the stunning Welsh landscape. To find out more click the link.
Tina works closely with the client at each site specific commission, taking into consideration the location's landscape, history, special features and enhancing and protecting it's wildlife throughout the design process.
The sculptures become places to view wildlife, meeting places, places for the natural world to thrive or, to enhance outdoor play such as the Noah's Arch.
(willow and wood shavings)
Other Mixed media Artworks
A range of unique Contemporary mixed media wall mounted artworks made from natural found materials are available. Please ask for details.
Ergonomic Baskets and other items
Ecolistic's creates a verity of unusual and beautiful items from materials found locally in hedgerows and fields. Often, incorporating driftwood and other natural treasures. These hedgerow ergonomic basket are delicately lacy in appearance but, can be used for practical as well as decorative use. They are both lovely to carry and will cast beautiful shadows if hung against a wall.
Ideal for use shopping or, displaying perishables items such as fruit and vegetables. Custom orders can be requested To visit Ecolistic's online shop click the Read more button on left.
Commission for the Wales Coast PathWaymarker on Pendine Beach for Carmarthenshire Council Tourism
All the materials were found on site
Information on other commissions available please ask
Art Residencies, Community Projects, and Workshops for schools and other organisations
Tailor-made workshops and project managing
For 2o years Tina has been providing workshops and delivering projects in school and with youth groups and other organisations. She is qualified teacher of Art, Design and Technology. The projects can be designed around the curriculum including many activities designed to enhance the learning experience. The workshops are designed to suit your requirements. Involving disciplines such as Environmental Art and mindfulness, sculpture, site specific sculpture, drawing and painting, heritage skills. Working alongside other organisation welcomed also. Please click the Read more link to the right for current projects or the Art and Education by the Sea button below.
Art and Education by the Sea LTD
Environmental Arts Organisation
Please take a look at the Environmental Arts Organisation Art and Education by the Sea (www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk) for further community and schools projects we (the Art and Education Team of Artists) have been involved with. Our unique Sculpture by the Sea annual Environmental Arts Festive brings together a wealth of inspiration and creativity, environmental education and respect, creativity, community and well being . A link to the website is here
History and ordering
The'Bee-Skep' (traditional straw Bee-hive) dates back to Medieval times. Used for catching swarms and to house bees. Coming from Europe an used originally by Nomads. Skep comes from the ancient word 'skepa' which means basket.
The craft of coiling straw is called 'lippi'work'.
Made to order size and,style including shape and placing of the entrance or, no entrance on request. Please ask for details.
Contemporary and traditional 'lippi' work baskets are available.
History and Ordering
Wattle hurdles have been used since Celtic times to make portable pens to hold livestock and mark out areas for crops and used as screens. They were traditionally created by weaving sticks of hazel around poles to create a portable or, stationary barrier.
Traditional and contemporary hurdles made to order. Designs created especially for you. Please ask for details.
For creative play
The Noah's Ark is an example of design with enhancing outdoor play in mind. It was created with the help of Model Church in Wales School, Carmarthen. The Arc not only takes on the form of a large boat with sculptural waves and a wheel house but, also has arches at different heights for the children to created games around.
Other examples of designs for play are Ecolistic's tree caves.
'Strawberry Roan' was created in willow and dogwood. Other animals and human figures available. Also, custom orders available on request. The sculpture can be designed especially for you.
Seating, Panels and portable structures
Traditional or, contempory
The Oak Leaf seats left and the sycamore leaf heading this site are both seats made on commission.
Other Panels, Seating, and structures such as sculptures and 'tree caves' are all available at Ecolistic Artworks.
For commissions Tina will work with you to design and make something especially for you. Using natural materials and traditional process'.
If you would like to discuss please leave a message on this site.
Understanding the Natural world
For years Tina has used the environment - the landscape, the season, the elements of the natural world not only create beautiful Art for that one moment to be documented but, to learn more about our earths essence and the relationship chain each part of the natural world has with every other.
The seascape, the woodland, moorland all are us used to create the art. The seasons and the weather form it's identity further. Each day is unique as is each piece of art.
Ecolistic's will be providing it's prints of environmental Art for sale shortly. Please ask for details
demonstrations project managing and consultancy
Tina is a qualified teacher and has many years experience in delivering seminars, demonstrations, skills workshops for adults as well as workings with other organisations on projects.
Also she works as a consultant and can create projects for organisations, Tina also has many years of experience managing creative projects and other Artists as well as delivering the project herself.
A dairy of events happen through the year including, skep making, wild hedgerow weaving etc.
Events will appear on this website and Ecolistic Artwork's face book page along with other projects. For Ecolistic's face book page please click the link below.