Hoi Polloi - Introduction to Fine Art Cob Building with Jemima Hall

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Hoi Polloi Cob Building Event Image

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


Mud has been used to create structure since human beings started building shelters 10,000 years ago. Similar to the method swallows use to build their nests and by learning from them, we started piling up blocks of dried earth. What we now know as 'cobbing', is the process of mixing and massaging earth, water and straw together to create these blocks to build with. As an experimental process, it is now not so much about necessity for shelter, but exploring the fun side of working with cob!

Join Hoi Polloi artist Jemima Hall and be inspired to reconnect with what is beneath our feet, oneself and your fellow cobbers. Become acquainted with this ancient practice and get messy!

This event is open to the general public and is FREE to attend.