Monday, August 20, 2012

“House of Earth”

A great article about a book Woody Gutherie wrote about the virtues of adobe building. Having always been a gutherie and adobe fan I had to post the link.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


 Check out this beautiful work done through the inspiration of 2 non profits in Africa,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Clay Paint

 I am a real fan of bioshields clay paints, but I also love to make my own.

As per request for clay paint recipe, use as a starting point, refine
to personal taste as you would any recipe

Clay Paint 101

1 gallon h20
5 quarts kaolin clay or local sourced clay
4 quarts total combined of whiting,extra fine sand and/or mica
1 quart of flour or rice paste
slackened pigment for color if needed

whisk or beat with a plaster drill
all ingredients can be bought at a pottery supply house
If you have left over paint, which you should for touch up, dry paint
by pouring on a tarp and allow spill to dry completely before storing
always do a sample before painting an area, if paint cracks use more
sand or whiting
can thin with h20 if need be

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