Tag: Earthen Plaster

Spraying the Clay Slip

After the walls have been stuffed and shaped, the clay slip is sprayed onto the walls with a stipple hopper attached to an air compressor. Clay slip is a mixture of bagged clay and water. This step saves time and labour over some more common plaster methods.

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Light Clay Straw Mixer

Rather than laboriously tossing clay slip with straw by hand to make light clay straw for finishing the stuffing of the bale walls, we used this mixer to speed up the process. We could mix large batches of light clay straw in a short amount of time as well as maintain a consistent amount of clay and moisture on the straw.

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