Clay Building

Clay Building Projects in Cheshire

Clay is everywhere, it’s a pest to modern builders but would have been one of the most important materials for builders of the past, it’s believed that oven 50% of the worlds population still live or work in buildings that include clay within it’s load bearing features. Clay’s great as it’s such a versatile material, it can be used to make the walls of a house, insulation for cooking and can even be fired to make pottery.

At Schola Foris we believe it’s important to utalise and value what the land can reasonably gift to us, and working with clay is just generally fun, be it family forest fun or as part of structured learning. Therefore we’ve put together a number of events utilising the properties of clay.

Clay building projects are part of Wild Workshops from Schola Foris.

Clay Oven and Rocket Stove Building

Clay Oven with PizzaJoin us in our forest at styperson quarry to learn how to make an outdoor clay oven and African rocket stove. We will follow the whole process through from collection of clay to the final form, with a little clay dance in between.

This course is great for anyone wanting to learn more about clay construction, oven making, outdoor cooking, rocket stove making or just wishing to spend time together outdoors on a joint collaborative project, making and strengthening bonds.

Expect to get clay between your fingers and toes, and maybe on your face – it’s the key to our everlasting youthful looks of everyone on site at Schola Foris.

Dates and what’s on in 2015:

to be announced