EARTH | Earth and Lime Plastering Workshop

 The Fine Art ofJapanese Plaster Workshop, September 2012, was a rare opportunity to learn from Takao Kobayashi,one of Japan's few remaining clay and lime craftsmen noted for his ornamental polished plasters and Kamado clay ovens.

The Fine Art of Japanese Plaster Workshop, September 2012, was a rare opportunity to learn from Takao Kobayashi, one of Japan’s few remaining clay and lime craftsmen noted for his ornamental polished plasters and Kamado clay ovens.

Marcia adding lime plaster to practice square using Japanese style hawk made by Oso Steen.

Marcia adding lime plaster to practice square using Japanese style hawk made by Oso Steen.

Kobayashi-san inspecting a student's Kamado clay oven.

Kobayashi-san inspecting a student’s Kamado clay oven.

Kobayashi-san demonstrating lime plastering, watched by Miki (assistant) and Kyle (translator).  The Steen family, Oso, Athena and Bill, watch from the right. The Steens hosted this workshop at their beautiful home/school, The Canelo Project (http://www.caneloproject.com/) in Canelo, Arizona.

Kobayashi-san demonstrating lime plastering, watched by Miki (assistant) and Kyle (translator). The Steen family, Oso, Athena and Bill, watch from the right. The Steens hosted this workshop at their beautiful home/school, The Canelo Project in Canelo, Arizona.

Click here for The Canelo Project: http://www.caneloproject.com/

Tom and Satomi Lander showing a selection of Japanese plastering tools during the workshop.  Great to be a part of this gaggle of girls geeking out on tools!   Tools available from LanderLand.com (http://www.landerland.com/).

Tom and Satomi Lander showing a selection of Japanese plastering tools during the workshop. Great to be a part of this gaggle of girls geeking out on tools! Tools available from LanderLand. 

Click here for LanderLand: http://www.landerland.com/

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~ by marciagibbons on December 20, 2012.

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