Earth Render: The Art of Clay Plaster, Render and Paints - James Henderson
Earth Render: The Art of Clay Plaster, Render and Paints
by James Henderson
Published by Python Press - Paperback - 78pp - 20cm x 24.5cm
Rendering or plastering is a craft as old as house building, the basic methods and concepts having changed little over time.
This book offers a detailed look at the use of raw earth for painting and rendering walls in new as well as in existing buildings, focusing on sand-clay render, straw-clay render and clay paints.
The skills needed to create and apply these natural finishes are easy to learn and the tools required are minimal, most people quickly picking up the skills as though something inside them has been rekindled from former lives!
'James Henderson has produced a little gem of a book that will be eagerly sought after by anyone who wants to know about clay and its uses in renders and plasters. Support him and the environment by buying this book. You will not be disappointed.' — Owner Builder Magazine
'... an extremely well written and easily understood practical manual' — Peter Hickson, President of Earth Building Association of Australia
'... a concise, easy-to-read format with plenty of illustrations. What is nice about the approach of this book is that it is meant for the novice as well as the seasoned tradesman. You will find many gems of knowledge here.' — Last Straw Magazine