Liz Cooke is a sculptor based in West Suffolk. While living in London, Liz studied with sculptors working in stone and metal and she exhibited her works regularly. She has a piece on permanent display at Peterborough Sculpture park. Since moving to Suffolk, her work has evolved and now she is working with steel and willow.
In 2015 Liz was commissioned to create two willow wolves for the Bury St Edmunds Wolf trail. Twenty-six wolves were displayed between July and November with all works being auctioned for Charity at the close of the exhibition.
Liz particularly enjoys creating animals out of steel and willow. Her menagerie includes, wolves, deer, pigs, a unicorn and giant Easter Bunnies (for Center Parcs). Art for Cure 2016 will debut my first human figures – anyone for tennis?!
Liz runs a series of willow workshops during the year. She is also involved in community-based art workshops particularly those for the older generation. Alongside Rojoart, she created an art garden in a home for early- to mid-stage dementia sufferers.
Along with her brother, she runs Lark Valley Willow, a company specialising in making willow structures. Lark Valley Willow specialise in bespoke, in-situ, willow fences and travel across East Anglia building willow structures.