CCB# 201748
Natural Building:
timberframeround polestick framestraw balestraw-claychip-slipadobecobcordwoodstoneurbaniteliving roof
Artisan Finishes:
earth plasterlimetile
salvage materialsfurniturestained glasscob ovenAmerican Claylime plasterpaintwoodworking
Jan 2014

American Clay Enjarre

Creswell, OR

This bedroom is plastered with American Clay Enjarre. I created a custom pigmentation with a very light version of Tuscon Gold. The surface is sponged to reveal the glistening mica and sealed for durability.

Oct 2012

Waldorf School Wood-fired Cob Oven

Eugene, Oregon

This small wood-fired cob oven was built by the fourth grade class of the Eugene Waldorf School. It was a great introductory project into the world of natural building for these children, as I led them through a series of workshops which took place as their gym class once per each week. In fact, several of the students already claimed to be experts! Many hands (and feet!) make light work, so the project seemed to happen effortlessly. Big thanks to Mazzi for dreaming of this project and pulling all the right pieces together to make it happen. Now on to pizza baking class!

Aug 2012

Backyard Covered Patio

Eugene, Oregon

This small house grew significantly in livable space with this 500 sf backyard covered patio addition. Framed with round pole timbers and notched joinery, this roof structure gives a utilitarian, yet naturalist feeling. The roof covering uses clear SunTuf panels which for allow for maximum daylight while protecting the outdoor living space from the winter elements. The owners do most of the garden processing and outdoor dining in the new space.

The existing cob oven, built by the owners, gets a fancy hood to direct smoke out through the roof, made from a blue steel drum to look like a giant lotus flower.

May 2012

Last Friday Art Walk

Eugene, Oregon

Untitled, 8"x10"...............Finding Saturn, 18"x24"......Paisley, 5.5"x17"......Fetal Fossil, 10"x12"

These works were on display for the Last Friday Art Walk in Eugene, OR. Mixed media including clay, sand, fired ceramic, found objects, raw pigments, wax Read More ยป

Nov 2011

Tadelakt Countertop

Eugene, Oregon

This countertop is created with a traditional Moroccan plaster system called Tadelakt. It's a waterproof lime-based plaster that is heavily burnished with a small smooth stone and black-olive oil soap. Great for wet areas, including shower stalls. Traditionally, this technique is used to make public fountains and water features.

This particular installation is pigmented with American Clay's pigment, Palomino Valley.

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