16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Join us at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, for a 'Wire Sculpture Workshop' with sculptor Zoe Robinson.

Wire Sculpture Workshop // Various Dates


Please familiarise yourself with workshop details, further information including cancellation policy, and covid-19 information below prior to booking your place!

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory

Hosted by: Zoe Robinson

Age: Suitable for ages 15+



In this workshop participants will create a sculptural flying bird or birds. You will learn how to work with wire and receive one to one individual tuition throughout the day. You will learn a variety of different techniques and examine shape, form and balance.

All materials will be provided and no previous experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring along an image of your chosen bird, preferably with views from the front, back and sides. Sketches or photographs of details such as beaks, feet or head profiles will also be useful. 

    Zoe Robinson

    Zoe Robinson is a sculptor based in the North East who has taught drawing and sculpture for the past ten years. Zoe studied an MA in Fine Art at Northumbria University in 1999 and her distinct style has developed over the years.

    Zoe’s current work is animal studies in wire and mixed media. Birds with their fleeting presence pronounce themselves with song and glimmer, they endure throughout all seasons. Their shapes are vague, shadowy, uncertain and unclear and it is this moment Zoe tries to depict them by drawing with wire in air.

    Zoe explains: “To see animals in their natural environment is an engaging experience, however brief. Our glimpses of them are often transient and intangible and their retreat so definite. I marvel at their private lives.’’

    View Zoe's work here >


    Further information

    All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event. Please check your junk or spam if you have not received this. 

    Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. Within two weeks of the workshop date places can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. This includes if the attendee receives a positive Covid test or instruction to isolate.

    Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop. 

    There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit. 


    Please note that we have policies in place to keep staff, workshop providers and workshop attendees safe. We continually monitor current government guidance for updates with regards to Covid-19 and ensure our workshops comply with that guidance, our current policy can be viewed here.

    It is expected that participants follow legislation relating to household and support bubble mixing relevant to the date the workshop is delivered.