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[Cob] summer workshopsBernhard Masterson bernhard_masterson at hotmail.com
Tue May 20 09:15:04 PDT 2008
Greetings all, There are many good questions and discussions on this list surrounding cob and associated techniques. I would like to invite you to participate in hands-on workshops as a way to quickly gain a solid understanding of specific techniques. Here are a few fun and supportive workshops I'll be teaching this summer. Hope you can join us. Please let me know if you have any questions. - Bernhard ____________________________________bernhard_masterson at hotmail.com Natural building instruction and consultation Natural Building Workshops by Bernhard Masterson - 2008 Natural Plasters -- June 14-15 Appleton, Washington Clay and lime plasters can transform flat boring walls into vibrant and healthful surfaces that are a treat for the eyes. These versatile plasters can be applied to drywall, brick, cob, straw-bale, and other surfaces. In this hands-on workshop learn all the skills you need to enhance your home with natural plasters. We’ll cover various mixes for base coats, finish coats, and sculpture, tools, materials, coloration, and techniques. Join us in making new friends, laughing, and creating gorgeous walls. Earthen Floors -- July 12-13 Appleton, Washington Want to learn to create truly sustainable floors that will impress all who walk on them? This hands-on workshop is for you. Rich in color and feel, earthen floors are easy to clean, durable, and inexpensive. Using different techniques and materials, we will create and apply floor mixes for sub-floor and finish layers. Instruction will also cover material selection, tools, variations, and oiling options. Earthen Oven -- August 23-24 Appleton, Washington Would you like to connect to your cooking in a more profound way? Embrace our instinctive relationships with, earth, water, air, fire, and food to create artisan breads, pizza, stews, roasts and joy in an earthen oven. Get the benefits and exceptional baking of commercial ovens at a fraction of the cost. We will build a permanent earthen oven and a small temporary oven to bake in right away. Design principals and variations will be presented. Learn how to ensure clean combustion and efficient use of wood. Get baking tips on how to get the most out of an earthen oven. FEES: $190 per person for two days of hands-on learning, vegetarian meals and overnight camping in a beautiful setting above the Columbia River Gorge. Discount of 10% offered for families, full-time students, referrals, or full payment more than 30 days before the workshop. TO REGISTER: Send a $50 deposit payable to: Bernhard Masterson, at P.O. Box 1836, Estacada, OR 97023. Additional information and registration materials will then be sent to you. MORE INFO: Email: bernhard_masterson at hotmail.com or call 503-929-8583. __________________ Natural builder Bernhard Masterson fuses a deep commitment to sustainable systems and a rich sense of aesthetics to create unique living environments. Trained as a sculptor and educator, Bernhard has taught art and natural building for the last eight years, during which he built his own cob home. Skilled in alternative waste systems, water management, Rocket stoves, earth ovens and Rumford fireplaces, he teaches a variety of workshops and artist residencies. Bernhard is a positive and insightful teacher who derives true satisfaction from empowering others to pursue their visions. Bernhard and his wife Le continue to work, grow and play in the mud at their stunning cob cottage outside of Portland, which was featured in Oregon Home’s 2007 Green Living edition. _________________________________________________________________ Keep your kids safer online with Windows Live Family Safety. http://www.windowslive.com/family_safety/overview.html?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_Refresh_family_safety_052008
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