Meet your tutor!
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.
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.
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
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.
Some examples of what cob-course participants have built after the 4-day course: