3,000 years+ of building with earth: from archaeology to modern interior design

24nov6:00 pm7:00 pm3,000 years+ of building with earth: from archaeology to modern interior designMaking Beauty from Earth: All Things DAUB

Event Details

Thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund and Know Your Neighbourhood, Jarrow Hall Heritage Skills are running a free lecture and hands-on learning session all about daub! The introductory lecture can be attended as a stand alone, or sign up for the hands on learning aspect over that weekend here.

What do archaeology, open-air museums, sustainable building and 21st century interior design have in common? Earth.

Or ”Clay. Soil. Mud. Cob. Daub. Turf”… and any other names that we now use for earth construction. 

Caroline Nicolay is an archaeologist and living historian specialising in the study and recreation of ancient earth building techniques, from plasters made of clay to the paints and pigments extracted from local minerals adorning them, via ”chalk and cheese” floors and turf tiles!

In this talk she will take you through the wide world of Prehistory and Early Medieval earth construction, jumping from archaeological finds to replica houses, all to compare with what is very much done in the UK nowadays – yet usually unheard of – be it in very modern interiors, daring architecture or brand new sustainable, natural, eco-houses. 

Any questions? Email [email protected] or drop in on a Friday 10am – 1 pm.

All photos copyright @Pario Gallico



November 24, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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