Give a Buck

by Mathieu

Emily Reynolds a friend of mine is about to continue her apprenticeship in Traditional Japanese Plastering. She can use our support! Please consider to contribute to her endeavor. We can help her and our world will be one craftswoman richer. Take a minute and read about her plans below. I got excited about her adventure and look forward to read more about it on her blog as soon as she embarks on her new journey.

Although the initial goal has been reached it remains critical to find as many contributors as possible. Even if you can only donate 1$ please do so, it will help to illustrate that her mission is recognized by the public. This aspect is important for the succes of her project. YOU can make the difference.

(Or if you don’t feel like reading watch the video included in the post.)

Plaster With Wa

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about the most important thing that’s been happening for me in the last 24 days!

The Japanese Earthen Plaster Exchange needs your $1 vote of confidence!

Ending on Earth Day (Oh how I love that lovely coincidence!), this is a campaign to jump start a great service; to make the possibilities of earthen plasters known and attractive to all modern world dwellers.  I am now a negative ion pusher.  We need them for our optimal health.  Clays have them.  Paints do not, wall paper does not, cement stuccos do not.  With all the colorful and textural options that earthen plasters provide, it only makes sense to make them a regular option for all people.

Wall paper? Oh not.  Pigments are all a go for clay and lime finishes.  Each crane is a hand-made relief using tiny trowels.  Same goes for the stenciled pattern on the green plaster.  This room was completed in 1880.  You may ask about the longevity of earthen plasters?  Feast your eyes. Wall paper? Oh no. Pigments are all a go for clay and lime finishes. Each crane is a hand-made relief using tiny trowels. Same goes for the stenciled pattern on…

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