Monday, 11 March 2013

The Big Willow Badger Build begins in Ysgol Natur at the Wildlife Park in Cilgerran. All last week was spent building the framework for the head. Using freshly cut two and three year old willow, some ash and a metal armature the head slowly took shape. By Wednesday evening I thought I had it but in the cold light of Thursday morning I realised there was still a lot to do to get it right. It took until Friday lunch to finally be happy. The drilldriver saw plenty of action fixing it all with galvanised ring shanked nails then I attached some chicken wire. Theory is that as the weave begins to age and crumble the wire will help to hang on to it and hold it together.... The top layer of weaving was just begun late in the afternoon and continued today....but...the ears aren't quite right so Tuesday morning I fix that then full speed ahead with the top layer all done in Steamed Black Maul and Stripped White Black Maul all c/o Musgrove Willows in Somerset who have kindly sponsored half of it, all the framework comes from local sources.


  1. Wow. I don't understand why other people aren't posting comments. Your work is absolutely amazing. I would love to see it in person, and love even more to volunteer and help, but I'm in California. I'm very inspired by what I am seeing in your blog.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes it is great to share inspiration and art love...the web cuts to the roots deep ..
      .i love to see what others have done and make and create with willow is bliss. In this space i feel i belong.....beyond this i fail so much...i am no geek....the computer baffles me and i know how to use it minimally...
      I am a small person....big dreamer.