Saturday 15th October

This week a group of second year BA students from the University of Brighton visited the woodland. They are studying on the Design and Craft course and have a particular interest in how things are made and the sensitivity needed to conserve mans use of materials in today’s global consumer society. John very kindly met them and explained how the woodland survives and flourishes through the support of the local community as well as pointing out details in the landscape and tree population. The students were set a task to make a wooden mallet and a spoon if possible. It was a cut – split – carve process which produced a variety of functional objects. We all ate together around a fire which just cannot be beaten for fellowship. Everyone enjoyed the visit and came away with an important experience in their education.

explaining how a woodland evolves
explaining how a woodland evolves
using freshly cut timber
using freshly cut timber
experiencing how to work with wood outside is very different from watching it done on screens.
experiencing how to work with wood outside is very different from watching it done on screens.
lunch cooked on a open fire
lunch cooked on a open fire
the group after a very successful visit
the group after a very successful visit

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