The last of the willow is cut.. but not yet sorted. I'm waiting for the mud bath on the track to dry up so we can get a vehicle in to carry the willow out. The harvest has been a little smaller this year, so the whole job has been a little bit faster. A huge thanks to all my volunteers and helpers. Ellen, Lucy, Tallula, Cedar, Nora, Till, Ava, Abi, Matilda, Clare. Thanks to Suzy, Gaia and Phil for visits to the land and little pieces of raw chocolate along the way to keep us going. There is no way I could have done it without you all!
Making ground, my collaborative project with ceramacist Elaine Bolt is well underway. We've been testing clay samples, working with Brighton University students making baskets and doing some experimental kiln building using willow and clay. Who knows if it will work? It's new territory for both of us. But very exciting.