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Annual Artisan Clay Event 4/24/24 – 4/28/24

April 24, 2024 ∞ 3:00 pm - April 28, 2024 ∞ 12:00 pm


Join us for the first event of its kind where we have three powerhouse natural building artisans teaching together – Athena Steen, Betty Seaman and Cat Taylor.

You can’t get a better ABC of teachers in one place at one time! Together they have countless years of hands-on experience as artists, artisans and natural builders.

This event will take place in Texas at Cob Hill Natural Building School and will incorporate elements of cob, plasters and wood to build beautiful whimsical sculptures. No experience of natural building is required and this workshop is open to anybody interested in experiencing the broad spectrum of possibilities using natural materials, for not only building but artistic sculpting.

Expect lots of fun, laughter, bonding, music by the fire and a general relaxed good time while being amazed at what you can create! All women are educators, designers and builders of natural structures. These ladies all know how to have a good time while doing what they love!

Athena Steen is a world renowned natural plasterer and straw bale home designer and builder who has written many books and traveled extensively throughout the world teaching plastering techniques with artistic vision. She has done projects in many locations including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and museums in Japan. Athena is a founder of the Canelo Project, a NonProfit with a vision to connect people, culture and nature.

Betty Seaman has taught workshops all over the US for decades. She is a very experienced artist of many modalities including natural building, leatherworker, and beadwork. Betty was one of the first instructors at Cob Cottage Company. She describes herself as an accidental natural builder and has created her own unintentional community at Spirit Pine Sanctuary in Northern California.

Cat Taylor is a recognized and award winning artistic sculptor with great enthusiasm for natural building. Cat was featured on Discovery Channel while building her 2200 sq ft bale/cob home in NorthEast Texas. She founded Cob Hill Natural Building School as part of NaturalBuildingOrg, a NonProfit, benefiting Veterans and Youth in 2018. Cat is passionate about teaching natural building.

This is going to be a popular event, sign up early to guarantee your spot! This event does not qualify for NaturalBuildingOrgs LOL (Lifetime of Learning) Program or any other discounts.


April 24, 2024 ∞ 3:00 pm
April 28, 2024 ∞ 12:00 pm


Cob hill natural building school
hughes springs, TX 75656 United States + Google Map