Clayfest 2019, Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Wales
June 17 - June 22
Hello Earth Building enthusiasts, and welcome to EBUKI Clayfest 2019! – International Festival of Earthen Architecture in Machynlleth, Wales.
Following the last four years’ tremendous successes in Scotland, Cumbria, Lincoln and Wexford, we are delighted to be holding 2019’s workshops, from the 17th to the 22nd June at the incredible Centre for Alternative Technology. This central location not only brims with life, but also LOTS of public earth buildings.
This year we want to combine teaching core skills at beginners, semi-skilled and skilled levels with a spirit of curiosity and invention. Earth building is having a renaissance with people trying many new ways to work with some of the oldest materials and techniques. From the structural to aesthetic, thermal properties to colour we hope to encourage and show that earth in buildings can exceed all expectations. At past Clayfests, we have built (among other things) a rammed earth vault, a mobius strip in cob and Scotland’s first turf wall in centuries. This year, what will it be?!
Last year Clayfest got a lot of great feedback, most people rated it as very good or excellent, 80% said they would recommend Clayfest to others. It’s a chance to try things out with a group of experts working together, asking and answering questions over four days, the biggest earth building event in the UK and Ireland!