ATTENTION: artist/earth builders of all stripes and colors To celebrate/encourage/ inspire/publish/teach earth art in general, and community art in particular, Hand Print Press invites you to share your best stories(illustrated) for a public portfolio (and perhaps a beautiful book, and traveling exhibit) of beautiful, varied, inspiring art made of mud, from near and far, by all kinds of experienced or beginners’ hands. Contact us! (form below)
Kiko Denzer designs and builds walls, murals, installations, ovens, fireplaces, and other structures; he also teaches in the USA and abroad, and occasionally exhibits sculpture in galleries. He runs Hand Print Press which has published several of his books, notably Build Your Own Earth Oven, and the first edition of Dig Your Hands In The Dirt!.
Georgie Donais builds earthen art in public space, homeschools her two children, designs a magazine, plays music, and is learning to knit. Her current mud-based project is an earthen building/composting toilet in Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto, Ontario. You can find links to her other blogs here.
Several of the articles presented here were (or will be) published in The CobWeb, a Cob Cottage Company newsletter that discusses technical and other issues related to cob and natural building. For a 4-issue, 2-year subscription, send $20 to Cob Cottage Publications, PO Box 23631, Eugene, OR 97402. A complete archive is available. Click here for more details.