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Kate Edwards

Meet your tutor!

Kate Edwards

After many years working as an Art Psychotherapist Kate was looking for a new challenge when she discovered a cob building course in Ireland. She attended the 3-week course and then continued to learn and work in cob, initially building beautiful cob and straw-bale art studios for clients.


She then built her own award winning co-bale home in Norfolk and began running her earth building courses. To date Kate has taught thousands of people from around the world how to build with earth.


Friday 26th April- Monday 29th April


Friday 24th may - Monday 27th  May

Friday 14th June -Monday 17th June

Friday 5th June -Monday 8th June

Friday 23rd August -Monday 26th August

Friday 13th September-Monday 16th  September

One Day -
Cob Pizza Oven Course

Do you love the taste of authentic wood fired pizza? Do you fancy building your own pizza oven for almost nothing?

Don’t splash out thousands of quid on a ready made brick oven – go for the more affordable, authentic, beautiful and sustainable option and build one yourself. You can sculpt it and shape it as you want – it will be a work of art for your garden as well as a delicious wood fired oven. You’ll definitely taste the difference and your friends will be seriously impressed you built your own oven.

This course makes an ideal birthday gift and is an excellent introduction to Cob building.

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4-day complete cob building course

A course for the person who is interested in building their own low cost and eco-friendly home or garden studio/office; with all the practical know-how and theory you need. We share the latest research and regulations with you and will advise you on your own individual projects if you already have ideas or plans in mind. You will leave the course ready to make your dream a reality.
The 4-day cob course will take place  at our new bespoke cob training location in the hills in Uplyme, Lyme Regis. The course includes mouth-watering homemade lunches and cakes. We take the eating as seriously as the cob building so you can expect a delicious 4 days!

NEW! Advanced cob building course

Hi cobbers
Fancy furthering your cob building skills ?
You are all invited to apply for the all new 4 day
Advanced cob building
course at Uplyme Devon, 2023.
A natural progression from our four day Cob Building Course - I teach advanced techniques in cob building, including:
Building a cob spiral shower
Tadelakt plastering (on cob spiral shower)
Building a round cedar shingle roof
Building a cob dome roof
You will get hands on experience of all these exciting methods as well a recap on cob and chance to share your cob experiences.

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Some examples of what cob-course participants have built after the 4-day course: 

"This course is rammed full of information and practical activities. It is impossible to comprehensively cover every aspect of building a cob house in 4 days, but supplemented with your own research it is definitely worth doing if you are serious about building a cob structure. The course leader Kate is a very experienced and knowledgeable teacher having worked professionally with Cob for 20 years, her infectious passion will give confidence to total newcomers and to those who need a push to turn their dream into a reality. All aspects from planning and regulations to roof building are covered. You will learn things that you wont find in any book or article but in order to get the most out of the course I recommend some prior research and to go over the information every night as it is densely packed. Hence the need for the Michelin star lunches which includes one of the finest pizzas your ever likely to eat!"


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Gift Vouchers

Our cob building courses are a brilliant way to spend quality time together doing something creative, active and fun! All whilst learning a new skill. Why not purchase one of our gift vouchers and get them an experience they'll never forget.

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