Willow bark: a behind the scenes studio preview
In preparation for an “arty people” charcoal making session in the garden over summer, I’ve started collecting my willow tree cuttings. The willow bark is so much easier to strip off when it’s freshly cut.
I make it look harder in the video than it actually was.
The twigs have been cut to reasonable lengths and now that the bark is off, the bare willow sticks are drying nicely in the shed.
We’ve not set a date for the firing process yet, as the summer weather is very wet. It’s more like autumn, verging on winter.
Hopefully we’ll get a decent enough dry period soon, so we can sync our diaries for lighting up the fire pit.
We’re looking forward to our firing session and especially to using the finished charcoal for art!
Fingers and toes are crossed that the sun comes out to play soon.
We’ll update you on the outcome when we can.