Category Archives: How-To

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The Interns of Community Rebuild

Looking back at our project with Community Rebuilds, it’s obvious that the program would in now ways be the same without the interns. Each project has 8 that have been selected with an application process that involves a Skype interview. read more »

Posted by Bill at 11:26 am in Buildings, How-To, Projects, Southwest, Travel, Workshops | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Community Rebuilds – Moab, Utah

We’re back in Utah once again, this time in Moab. If you don’t know Moab this is red rock country. It’s where you find the reality of all those southwest photos of red rocks, great formations, arches, ancient wall arts, read more »

Posted by Bill at 5:53 pm in Buildings, Canelo, How-To, Southwest, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Drywall Plaster Notes from Denver

For those who are interested here are some notes about the plaster we applied to the drywall panels behind the sculpture. The museum mounted the panels for us leaving ¼ inch depth from the surrounding frame. I wanted to do read more »

Posted by Bill at 9:49 am in Art Projects, How-To, Mud Woman Rolls On | 2 Comments

The "How To" of Native Confluences

Since writing about our project at Arizona State University’s Ceramic Research Center I’ve had a number of requests to talk in a little more detail about some of the methods and techniques that we used on the project. So I read more »

Posted by Bill at 9:18 am in Art Projects, How-To, Projects | 2 Comments

Clay Ovens in Ireland

While I’m catching up on Germany and the Slovakia blogs, I thought I’d post these photos of ovens built during workshops in Ireland by our German friend, Frank Andresen. A clay builder for many years, I wrote a short piece read more »

Posted by Bill at 9:56 am in Food, How-To, International, Travel | 1 Comment