forest studio, post no. 3 – making charcoal

Using Chestnut and Oak wood and a steel canister designed and made by Keith of KGS Metal, Ashford, I made perfect dense black charcoal, in a very hot, chestnut wood fire for 6 hours…

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And then drew with it..


From inside the forest looking out.



From outside the forest looking in.


DSC_0052And again from inside, in my favourite spot



“Found my poems in a field.”

John Clare, quoted by Richard Mabey, Nature Cure


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