Local managed woodland, Scots Pine

V&A Museum Making Good with GiB Wood

As part of a 10 year programme, Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures , starting in February 2022, the V&A Museum partnered with the Sylva Wood School to deliver the Field Notes Summer School in summer 2022.

The Field Notes course took 12 diverse creative practitioners with interests in wood as a material, and forests and woodlands as a place for learning and growing, through a two-week course; one week spent online, one week spent in person at the Sylva Foundation. The students’ creative outputs are pieces of work that now on display in the V&A’s Susan R Webster Furniture Gallery.

Grown in Britain certificate holders Logie Timber and the Blenheim Estate supported the course with donations of  GiB elm, ash, and oak, amongst other timbers, and we thank them for their foresight and generosity. The GiB team spent a number of days with the students, members of the V&A team and the Sylva Foundation discussing sustainable forestry against the wonderful backdrop of the Earth Trust’s Paradise Wood; happy days!

Click below to see a couple of interviews between our CEO, Dougal Driver, and students during the Field Notes summer school:

Article by Rachel Lawerence on Grown in Britain

December 2022

Link to original article here.