With thanks to Bronwyn at The Bush at Penallt (thebushpenallt.co.uk) for creating this fabulous display of local crafts including our own Pen-y-Graig products.
Just finished crafting, sanding and oiling our first major product range of cheese boards, butchers blocks, bowls and assorted kitchen spoons which will be test marketed at “The Bush Inn” Penallt https://thebushpenallt.co.uk/ and Welsh Connections in https://www.facebook.com/welshconnection/
The weather conditions were perfect for today’s session, lots of sun and very little wind. After some research and a look into composition and style, we went foraging around Pen Y G, to identify and gather materials for the prints. After some mad scientist moments measuring and mixing our Ferric Ammonium Citrate and Potassium Ferricyanide, […]
“On a clear sunny Friday in April one of Pen-y-Graig’s “band of brothers” grouped up for a very special day on the east side of the wood helping to manage the restoration of the 1892 Hazel Coppice. Led by Maurice Clother and Alex Arthur our participants went to work practising their new chainsaw drills cutting […]
Making paintbrushes from the bark of leilandii, sticks of willow and other foraged pieces, creating works and taking inspiration from the Wye Valley and Sitting, Pen-Y-Graig’s wonderful tree! The first step was to forage sticks that felt nice in the hand, in way of handles. As well as two large flat stones, for pounding the […]
The path ,which runs from the centre building at Pen y Graig along thetop of the wooded hillside, was just earth over slippery ground and treeroots. Even in dry summer going was tricky, making it awkward for peopleto contour directly on foot to the other areas of the wood, otherwise ininclement weather and wintertime they […]