THE OLD BARN
In association with One Church we have taken on a 16th Century barn on the Wiston Estate near Steyning. This barn has most recently been used as a stables and was in disrepair, with a large hole in the roof at one end.
As we develop the barn we will create a space that can be used for a wide variety of traditional craft and making techniques. By taking our participants out to Buncton we are providing an opportunity to connect with the natural environment, work on large collaborative projects. We are also looking to engage local artists to work with our particpants and are eager to hear from anyone living and working in the area.
After I getting the roof fixed and a new floor installed we have been busy building our new forge. Being able to be a part of this from the start has given a sense of ownership and pride to our programme participants. Now it is up and running the opportunity to learn an ancient craft and for the charity to take on a new variety of creative making. These images show the forge at various stages of it's creation.
It's great to get out of the city. I don't think I had left Brighton once in the last year.'
MIO Participant, July 2020