Saturday October 26, 11am – 4pm
This is an opportunity to help the Living Arts finishing our first earthen plaster wall in our NEW SaltTherapy Room while learning the craft and techniques from professional Greg Allen of the Mud Dauber School of Natural Building!
Clay-based plasters have been used for thousands of years in all parts of the world, and provide a wonderful combination of beauty and function. They can be colored by the clay you use, or by natural pigments that are added; they can also be painted with clay-based paints that you can make at home. In a humid climate like central NC, earthen walls even help to wick moisture out of the air!
We will be mixing the plasters together on site with clay and sand, and applying them with our hands and trowels. We will enjoy a brief discussion about different types of plasters (scratch, final, clay-based, lime-based, etc…), and different ways to mix and apply them. At this particular worksite, we will be applying our plaster over a drywall substrate that has been prepped properly – however, these same plasters can be used on more alternative wall systems like cob, strawbale, and slip-straw. They are completely non-toxic, and extremely low-cost.
This is a very special opportunity – Invite your friends!
Space is limited and it’s filling fast!
We will take a break to share lunch 😀