Bark Container Workshop

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods. In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark This style of container is possibly Jack's favourite.

No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. An immensely satisfying experience. A history of the use of bark, roots & wood, plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

All tools & wood provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Session: Wednesday 3 August, 10am - 4pm

Tickets: £90

Tutor: Jack Fazey 

Jack Fazey is a green-woodworker and ancient technology enthusiast based in Dorset. A lifelong passion for, and study of ethnobiology drives his work and teachings. Having taught in various guises over the years, Jack setup Fazey Woodcraft as a way to share his passion and fascination with simple, everyday objects made from the natural environment with others. He runs regular workshops in and around Dorset. When not teaching or making Jack can be found out in the woods gathering materials, hunting fungi, and sleeping out under the trees with his wife and two daughters.

Book your space on Birch Bark Container at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

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Dates and times

  1. Wed 3 Aug 2022