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Clay Plaster Workshop

This is a 3-day Clay Plaster workshop where we will apply clay plasters on a small straw bale farm building under construction at Soul Food Farm near Vacaville, California. Soul Food Farm is a woman run farm that produces organic olive oil, lavender oil, flowers, and eggs.

The plastering instructors are Yoshi Makino and Kathy Gregor. Yoshi is a professional plasterer with many years of natural plastering under her belt. Kathy is an experienced finish plasterer with a talent for plaster ornamentation. In this workshop, we will be using the native clay soil as a base material for the plaster. Participants will get hands on experience through all stages of the plastering on the building. We will mix and apply the scratch coat, the brown coat and the finish coat. We will also have the opportunity  to try relief plaster and ornamentation.

The goal of the workshop is to  provide a broad experience to beginning plasterers. A mix of instruction time, hands on experience along with a handout will provide you with the basic knowledge of straw bale building and plasters.. Evenings will allow for  photo presentations and additional question/answer time.


$325. Students and early birds who register by September 1st get a reduced workshop fee of $245. Attendees receive one year of CASBA membership.  Existing CASBA members receive an additional one year of membership free. Price includes meals during workshop and free camping at site

For registration details visit the California Straw Building Association, 

I'll be there to help run the mixer, manage materials, and put plaster on the walls.  Contact me if you have any questions, or if you want to ride share from S. Oregon!