Jan. 10, 2023

Make it at Market - Shannon Berry - BS095

The second part of my conversation with Shannon Berry was about her experience on BBC's - 'Make it at Market' and her learning difficulties. Episode Links BBC Make it at Market - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gq6s Shan...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Trading architect culture for craft community - Shannon Berry - BS094

Shannon Berry trained as an architect but I met her as a pole lathe bowl turner. You might know her from BBC's Make It at Market. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gq6s https://www.shannonberrynature.co.uk/ Episode links I...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Building a modular cabin & Meanderings around craft - Yoav Elkayam - …

Yoav Elkayam is a craftsperson specialising in turning cups and bowls. He has also built his own cabin in the woods in a unique way that I was excited to delve into. This is a wandering conversation taking in elements …

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Nov. 21, 2022

Developing your craft - John Mullaney - BS089

In this episode, I'm joined by green woodworker John Mullaney. John has carved out the reputation as the shrink pot guy but has many strings to his bow. We discuss his origins & craft in this joyous conversation that will …

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Nov. 7, 2022

Charcoal & Biochar - Duncan Goulder & Sam Ansell - BS088

The 3rd and final coppice focussed episode is with Duncan and Sam from The Coppice Co-op. We are predominantly talking about Charcoal in this episode, its history, its uses and the ways to make it. This episode is part of …

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Nov. 7, 2022

Spelk Basketry - Lorna Singleton - BS087

Lorna Singleton is a coppice worker, basket maker and green woodworker. Specialising in Spelk Basketry - About Lorna - "I am one of the UK’s last remaining ‘swillers’, a specialist in weaving baskets using coppiced oak. From ...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Coppicing with BHMAT - Kath Morgan & Mike Carswell - BS086

In this episode we hear from Kath Morgan who is the coordinator and administrator for the Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Trust and Mike Carswell, a coppice worker and former BHMAT apprentice. At the end of August 2022 I...

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Sept. 2, 2021

Vernacular Crafts in Earth Pt2 - Alex Gibbons - BS058

Part two of the conversation with earth builder Alex Gibbons. Applications for the SPAB fellowship close on the 14th of September - https://www.spab.org.uk/learning/fellowship Sarah Pugh Just giving link - https://www.justgiv...

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Sept. 2, 2021

Vernacular Crafts in Earth Pt1 - Alex Gibbons - BS057

Part one of the conversation with earth builder Alex Gibbons in which we discuss his route into mud building, old buildings, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Clay Dabbins, and his clay barn Priors Lynn. Ap...

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Aug. 18, 2021

Historical Turf Construction - Daniel Postma - BS056

Daniel Postma is natural builder who has come to it from an interesting background - Archeology. Daniel is a specialist in traditional turf construction and learnt by doing as an experimental archaeologist. Archaeo Build spe...

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June 8, 2021

Cut the Craft - Amy Umbel & Brien Beidler - BS050

Something a bit special for episode 50 of the Building Sustainability Podcast. This is a reciprocal episode with Amy Umbel and Brien Beidler from Cut The Craft Podcast - They came on Building Sustainability to talk about craf...

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April 26, 2021

Biophilic Design - Bill Browning & Catie Ryan - BS047

This week I am incredibly excited to be joined by Bill Browning and Catie Ryan from Terrapin Bright Green to discuss biophilic design. Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant conne...

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April 12, 2021

Plants and Colour - Flora Arbuthnott - BS046

This week I'm joined by Flora Arbuthnott from www.plantsandcolour.co.uk . Having met Flora a few years ago, I was keen for her to be a guest on the podcast. We discuss the many similarities between her practices of creating c...

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April 5, 2021

ByteSize - Women in the workshop - Flo Hamer - BSBS004

Flo Hamer talks to us about women in the workshop, drawing on her personal experiences. Flo was my guest on our most popular Building Sustainability episode - BS010 - Building a Tiny house https://www.buildingsustainabilitypo...

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Feb. 1, 2021

Willow Coffins - Weaving life into death - Caz Ingall - BS041

Patreon support - https://www.patreon.com/buildingsustainability This episode I'm talking with Caz Ingall, who is a willow coffin weaver. We talk, not just of the process of weaving a vessel to bury a loved one, but a lot to ...

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