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Weekend Mud Sculpting Course
Get creative and make gorgeous art from humble mud and clay plasters. Scroll down for a detailed description of the course.


Check back in December for 2016 dates


Start:         10:00 a.m.
Finish:         5:30 p.m.
Lunch:       Hearty vegetarian stews & curries 

Alternative Payment Options
Courses can also be paid for by cheque made out to Mud and Wood or by electronic transfer directly into the Mud and Wood account. Please contact us for our bank details if you would prefer to pay in this way.

Unwaged/Students Terms and Conditions
There are a limited number of unwaged/student places on each course. Please check that there are places still available prior to booking. Proof of unwaged/student status MUST be provided at time of purchase. Failure to provide proof will result in a void booking, in which case the course fee minus an administration fee of €20 will be refunded.

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On this 2 day course, we will learn how to test soil, transform it into material for sculpting and how to make finishing plasters from clay. We explore fine detail work on boards or walls, as well as tips and techniqes for making larger scale pieces. Students will be able to take some of their work home with them.

The course will be taught by Colin Ritchie, carpenter and earth-builder, and Féile Butler, architect (MRIAI) and earth-builder in the grounds of their own earth-and-timber-frame house, completed in 2011. Classroom-based lectures will take place in the house.

What to Bring:

This is a very practical hands-on course, taking place outdoors. Bring good, warm waterproof clothes and footwear. Clothes/footwear will get muddy.

Bring a notebook and pen for theory. A hardback notebook or a clipboard is advisable if you want to take notes outdoors. Handouts will be provided.

Bring a hammer if you have one. We have extra on site, but if you have your own, you will never have to wait around for one.

Please label all personal items before arriving on the course.

Please bring samples of your own soil if you want to test if it is suitable for making your own sculpting mud.

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Accommodation:       None on site. Click here for
                                       local camping and B&Bs.

Directions by Car:     To be sent with booking

Public Transport:      Click here.

Cost:                              €135 / €121.50

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% refundable up to 4 weeks prior to course start date, minus administration fee of €20.
  • 50% refundable up to 2 weeks prior to course start date, plus administration fee of €20.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 2 weeks of course start date.

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