"In Maggie Campbell's 35 year career she has worked for organisations as varied as international theatre companies, wildlife trusts and international environmental organisations, the BBC Visual Effects Department, Madame Tussauds and the South Bank Education Department. She is highly experienced in working in schools, with local authority departments and with voluntary and community organisations, ensuring that project participants create imaginative, individual and high quality work."

Nicky Stainton, Chief Executive, Creative Arts East

"Maggie Campbell has a regional reputation for delivering high quality creative learning experiences and imaginative outcomes with children of all ages, abilities and disabilities"

Anna Macathy, Arts Education Project Development Officer, Norfolk County Council


photo of the willow and tissue paper lowry housesI often use a technique were I make a willow frame and then layer wet-strength tissue paper over the frame. This is then strengthened with a bonding medium such as PVA. (For photographs showing these methods see the willow masks page.) This technique is extremely versatile and can also be used to make wonderful animal shapes, and be robust enough to make elegant household items such as screens and lighting. See also the willow masks page.


These large houses made from willow and tissue-paper were for a performance inspired by L.S. Lowry. They were created with the school children of Elmham C of E Primary School, Norfolk.

This project demonstrates one of the advantages to using willow and paper which is that, although the structures can be very large, they are also very lightweight. Designs and patterns can also be painted on them giving them a luminous colour when exposed to the sun.