Clay Plaster Finished

Well after a week of rather nasty weather in Newcastle which held up things a little we completed this lovely clay plaster on Joan’s house. Assisted by French volunteer Morgane and Brazilian volunteer Camilo the final layer was applied. This is a different mixture to the other ones and is troweled on, giving a very…

Wattle and Daub walls

We finished the second instalment of wattle and daub panels in Hamilton Public School recently. They were built as part of the ‘Harmony Week’ celebrations – and what better way to come together then getting your feet and hands in the mud with your friends. The kids and I had a great time making the…

Newcastle Fairshare Festival

AuwaEarth were invited to participate in the ‘Fairshare’ Sustainabilty Festival held in Hamilton Public School recently. We proposed constructing a ‘wattle and daub’ wall during the festival to educate about how it’s possible to make beautiful walls without bricks or mortar – using a technique common to Australia 150 years ago but since forgotten. We…