Lime Bark Container Course

The fascinating process of turning coppiced bark into delightful containers


Course Description

On this special course, we will be looking at the fascinating process of turning coppiced bark into delightful containers.

Lime bark is a fascinating natural material. When the sap is at its highest, the bark can be removed from the wood with a few tools and a little know-how. This then allows us to produce some quite unique lime bark containers of various sizes.

During the day you will:

  • Learn about the lime tree and its uses.
  • Use coppiced poles, tools and techniques to remove the bark.
  • Get involved in removing the bark from the main trunk to then be processed into material suitable for natural cordage as used by Otzi the Iceman.
  • Learn the art of making containers from lime bark.
  • Start small to learn and hone the skills – then go as big as you like.
  • Make a base and lid for your containers – producing truly unique and useful containers.