Welcome to Ecolistic Artworks. We are celebrating the Welsh day of Lovers St Dwynwen's Day, 25th January with a 5% discount code on our beautiful natural hearts in willow and straw. Offer on the Willow Spiral, Dual and driftwood heart also, on the straw St Dwynwen's day heart listings Just quote StDwynwensDayDiscountEcoArt at check out. Other sizes of these heart designs are available with discount please ask for details.
Bring the magical natural world into your home or, enhance your space outside. Take a look at our original designs, traditional items and creative ideas inspired by and created from our natural world.
You can now give a special gift of a commission with GIFT VOUCHER ARTWORK. Where the recipient can request sculptures themes, talk over the initial idea, choose designs and have images of the work being made. Option also, to buy the original design work. Please see listing.
CUSTOM ORDERS a specialty. Ecolistic Artworks loves working alongside customers to create the unique item especially for them, including site specific. From customer's idea, to the design work ,to the making, images of progress and communication all the way!
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS Look out for the exciting workshops and classes through the year! Find Ecolistic Artworks on facebook for up to date details.
This beautiful classic shaped skep is not just wonderful as a talking point in the home conservatory or garden. It can be used for Bee-keepers to practically house a stock of Bees.
This Straw bee-hive is hand made in the traditional medieval shape using coiled straw in a method called 'lippi' work. For centuries the art of coiling straw to create a 'Bee-Skep' or, to create baskets have been used. The 'skep's were also, used in the origins of Bee-keeping to catch swarms.
This craft has been handed to me by my father and I hope to pass on to my next generation.
For Beekeepers, Gardner's and lovers of nature everywhere. Made from British sustainable materials it is robust and can be placed inside or, outdoors.
Size shown is approx 18 inches x 18 inches (46 cm x 46 cm).
MADE TO ORDER, I can send you images of you skep being made. Other sizes available please ask. Other styles are listed in the shop. Custom orders excepted.
In years gone by Skeps were completed over the Winter in the home on long dark nights in preparation for the spring. Often a social occasion with one person prepairing the materials and the Skep maker creating the skep. It is a process that is rarely seen these days as, modern bee-hives are designed to produce stronger stocks of bees and yeld more honey.
However it is important to keep these traditional rural skills alive. They not only are part of our heritage but, teach us another way to live causing less harm to the environment and may be a provide answers to a more sustainable future.
Please note NEW SHIPPING TIME temporarily 5 - 6 weeks due to demand.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Eco-listic Artworks within 21 days of receiving payment.
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Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.