We are happy to announce a collaboration with Clay Station, Bangalore for the Creative Plasters Workshop. Clay Station is a space for the experienced, aspiring and recreational potter. We love earth, and so do they. Together we bring a workshop to explore with you, what we are most passionate about.
A plaster that breathes; that regulates temperature and humidity inside a building; that absorbs both noise and odors; that ages beautifully with time. Add to that the infinite possibilities in aesthetics; pigmented or plain, smooth or grainy, regular or patterned, contemporary or rustic; natural plaster is irresistible!
Earth is the most widely available natural building material. It uses little or no energy in processing. It’s incredible plasticity, ecological and aesthetic qualities have enabled our ancestors to use it in abundance to build their homes, and in perfect harmony with their environment. Earth plaster, unlike paints and chemical coatings, do not emit any volatile components which could be harmful to our health. Being locally sourced, earth plasters reduce the environmental impact of our construction.
All over the world, there exists an incredible diversity of traditional recipes of natural plaster. It is this diversity of ingredients married with the many possibilities of textures and colors offered by the land, that is at the origin of this workshop.
Anybody can create natural plasters, together with the soil of their place, a dose of creativity, a trowel of motivation and a bit of experience! A place for experimentation, exhibition and knowledge sharing, the Creative Plasters workshop invites you to Clay Station for a one day hands-on session on the 19th or 20th of December 2015
Come and learn with us!
What will you learn?
Prepare, test and apply earth plasters (raw and stabilised) | Wall preparation | Base plaster | Finishing plaster | Decoration, plaster carving, embossing, use of color oxides and pigments | Discover and try the traditional Moroccan Tadelakt technique, a fine richly coloured water-proof plaster.
Earth construction is for all! No requisite except the motivation to learn and the desire to play with the material.
One day workshop on the 19th or 20th of December 2015
from 9:00 am to 06:00 pm, lunch included.
The workshop will take place in the production facility of “Clay Station”
Clay station production unit,
L75, 15th cross, near Indian Bank
HSR layout, Bangalore 56 0102
Google map : https://goo.gl/maps/rL9up9jvxtB2
GPS coordinates : 12.914055, 77.630304
Equipment and material
Dress to get dirty! Bring a round smooth stone for the Tadelakt technique
Registration and fees
Maximum 20 participants on a first come first served basis
Fees : 2000 Rs (1200 Rs for students, please send a scan of your student ID card, to : firstname.lastname@example.org )
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM : http://tinyurl.com/151219-PlasterWorkshop
Registration closes on the 14th of December.
madeinearthindia [at] gmail.com
Clay Station www.claystation.in
Made In Earth Collective www.madeinearth.in