Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation

     Since we have been in Alamos, Sonora we were very surprised to run into Carole Crews. At the 2009 Adobe USA Conference put on by the Adobe Association of the Southwest, we took an adobe plastering workshop from Carole and she is truly a master at adobe plastering.

     So I was very excited to learn that she now has a book out: Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation. I have not yet seen the book but as soon as we get back to the states I intend to pick up a copy.

     Even though we learned a lot about clay plasters in the workshop, the book will be a huge help in remembering the formulas and recipes that she has developed over a life time of working with adobe.

     Thanks Carol, for all you have done to advance the art and craft of building with adobe.