Justin Korby stands by his artisan stone wall that he’s building and below Jeremy Topitzer’s timber framed gazebo.
Katywil hosted 3 workshops to build an earthen oven, a century’s old technology still used today in small villages and communities around the world. These ovens are made from simple materials, clay, sand, straw and limestone. They hold heat beautifully, reaching 700-800 degrees, enough to cook a pizza in minutes. As they cool they can… [Read More]
Big thanks to our fearless leaders, Ashley Schenk and Joshua Freund. We worked hard and steadily all day. What a great group and team effort. Sunday, June 5 we will have the Lime Plaster Workshop to seal it, and June 10-12 we will build a shelter for the oven at the Timber Frame Workshop.
fter the stone foundation is in and the earthen oven is built, it should have a sturdy coat of protection. Natural builder, Ryan Chivers will be teaching plaster courses at Yestermorrow. Before he heads back to Colorado, he has arranged to come to Katywil, and guide us through the process, using the natural technique of lime plastering.
Second cob oven completed