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revisit and refresh

I’ve been trying hard to experiment and develop new work this year.   Of course,  it’s when I stop doing that,  relax,  and revisit old favourites that the pots really work out. 327 more words

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La Mason Femme

This post turned out to be a little technical, but I was fed up spending hours searching the internet on “how to point a French barn”, and finding unhelpful comments. 2,333 more words

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"Nidaros: The Portland Cement Cathedral" (Baker Memorial Lecture)

This week I attended the international conference “Rediscovering Traditional Mortars” in Trondheim. The conference was hosted by the Nidaros Cathedral Workshop and it was part of the annual conferences organised by the British… 1,996 more words


Hydraulic Lime, Which NHL?

Hydraulic lime is available in three different grades; NHL 2NHL 3.5 and NHL 5. The NHL stands for Natural Hydraulic Lime. The  445 more words

Non-Hydraulic Lime, What's Involved?

Non-hydraulic lime or as it’s also known, fat lime putty is, as the name suggests, a white, putty like material with a fairly solid consistency. It is relatively simple to work with but there’s two fundamental things you’ll need to know before you get started. 381 more words

Hydraulic Lime, Practical Advantages

Hydraulic Lime, Practical Advantages

Natural Hydraulic Lime (NHL) is generally associated with building conservation or as a green, eco-building material. That’s hardly surprising, hydraulic lime goes back as far as the Greeks, Egyptions and Romans. 292 more words