Spring of 2020 I will be building another Japanese gazebo–stay tuned for photos! I won’t be taking on any other new contract work at this time as I need to get the cob house finished, then have many more projects planned for the development.
I have been interested in building craft since college and have attended many workshops which have ranged from 2 days up to 3 weeks long:
1997 Straw bale at The Farm in TN, 3 days
1998 “Materials and Tectonics” at Yestermorrow Design Build School in VT, 8 days
1999 Complete Natural Building with Cob Cottage Co, Sawpit, CO, 20 days
2001 Thatching at Fox Maple School, ME, 1 week
2001 Hosted Cob Workshop, 9 days, taught by Ianto Evans, Cob Cottage Company
2008 Timberframing at Yestermorrow, 1 week
2012 and 2014? Blacksmithing I and II at Tillers International, Kalamazoo, MI 2 days
2012 The Art of Stonemasonry at Tillers, MI 3 days
2013 Stained Glass Intensive at Yestermorrow, 1 week
2016 Historic Lime Plasters and Renders at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton, West Sussex, England, 2 days
2017 Blacksmithing III at Tillers International, Kalamazoo, MI 2 days
2019 Wood Fundamentals: hand tools, Tillers, 4 evenings.