Clayfest 2018, 24-29 September, Irish National Heritage Park, Ireland.

This years theme: The Secret Life of Earth

Whether its the thousands of Clay buildings quietly waiting to be discovered, the skills to mend or build them, the social movements starting to explore this 'outsider' material or the very nature of the clay minerals we have yet to discover there is much secret and unknown about clay and the buildings it makes...

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Hello Earth Building enthusiasts, and welcome to next year's EBUKI Festival and Conference in Wexford, Ireland. Our theme explores the relationships between Earth Building and other materials, construction and design and training, thinking about building bridges through knowledge, skills, research and training.

Following the last year's tremendous success in Scotland, Cumbria and Lincoln, we were delighted to be holding 2018's workshops, from the 24th to the 29 September, at the beautiful Irish National Heritage Park. This central location not only brims with life, but also LOTS of the local earth vernacular
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. We have built the second only ever rammed earth vault, a mobius strip in cob and the first turf wall in Scotland in a very long time. Next 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 UK's biggest earth building event!

Conference

More details coming

Symposium

This years symposium, more details coming

Tour

There will be tours of old and new, more details coming

Staying

More detail coming

 
   

Clayfest Workshops and Leaders

 
   
 
   
 

Earth workshop.

 Workshop Leader, Monday to Thursday September 24th to 27th.

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'Earth and earth-lime mortars... .

Workshop leader details...

 
   

Conference

Conference details coming, please let us know if you would like to speak, info@ebuki.co

 
   

Speakers

 
 
   
 

Earth talk.

 Speaker, Friday September 28th.

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'Earth and earth-lime mortars... .

Speaker details...

 

Symposium

 
   

More details coming

 
   

Speakers

 
 
   
 

Earth symposium.

Symposium Speaker, Thursday September 27th.

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'Earth and earth-lime mortars... .

Workshop leader details...

 
 

Tour

 
   

Venues

 
   
 
   
 

Earth tour.

Tour, Saturday September 29th.

 
 

 
 
   
 

Tour details.

 

 
 

Partners

EBUKI are partnering with the Irish National Heritage Park  to make Clayfest as successful as it can be: