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Earthen Plaster and Clay Wall Workshop

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Earthen Plaster and Clay Wall Workshop

Time: June 22, 2012 at 7:30pm to June 24, 2012 at 4pm
Location: Denman Island, BC
Website or Map: http://rawclay.eventbrite.ca
Event Neighbourhood and Type: hands-on, workshop
Organized By: This Member
Latest Activity: May 21, 2012

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Event Description

Light clay infill walls appear in several regions and traditions. They can be incorporated into cob, straw bale, and conventional construction. A light clay wall provides insulation and comfort. This system is being employed on the Commons Building at One United Resource (OUR) Ecovillage on Vancouver island to meet the Living Building Challenge requirements.

Materials for clay walls and plasters are typically renewable, local and non-toxic. They are also inexpensive. Several permitted buildings of this kind exist on Vancouver Island and in the climate-region. Our workshop’s project building has a hybrid of light clay walls and conventional walls. Both wall types will recieve an earthen plaster. A great foundation to understanding raw clay as a building material

  • Site soils used for clay wall systems and plasters
    Simple methods to evaluate clay-soil and mixtures
    Hands-on experience of wall and plaster practices
    Safe, fun and respectful learning environment

Beginning Friday evening with theory and a technical overview, the workshop will go through to Sunday afternoon.

Workshop dates are June 22-24 and July 6-8. Register for one or both. More information at rawclay.eventbrite.ca
Inquire about discounts and subsidies, as we don't want to turn anyone away for lack of funds.

Comment Wall

Comment by This Member on May 21, 2012 at 4:39pm

As much as I'd like to offer this kind of workshop in Vancouver, there isn't a nearby building project of this type that I'm aware of where we can teach and learn.

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