Natural building clay plaster being applied to a wattle and daub wall

Clay Plastering Workshop, Warsztat tynkowania gliną, near lake Hancza, Poland

A two day Clay plastering workshop held in beautiful North-Easterly region of Poland near Lake Hancza.

The walls take shape... clay plastering the bale walls.

The walls take shape… clay plastering the bale walls.

Taught by Paulina Wojciechowska and Jarema Dubiel.
in both Polish and English

5-6 August 2014
5-6 Sirpnia 2014

Cost: 150Pounds + food,  possibility to stay longer to be a volunteer for another 4 or 5 days for an additional cost of £5 per day + the cost of food and accomodation.  Children FREE.

-camping free

-food- possibility of cooking together for £6 per day for morning porridge, + lunch.

straw bale at MH

This workshop will focus on the clay plastering techniques: hands-on experience of the final stages in clay plastering a straw bale house:

  • Recognizing the clay found on our land and understanding how to use it for building
  • Preparation of clay plaster
  • Application of different layers of earthen clay plasters
  • Preparation of wheat paste for stabilizing the final layer and making clay paint
  • Sculpting with clay plaster
  • Clay paints

Tynki gliniane i wapienne:

  • przygotowanie tynku glinianego
  • tynki wykończeniowe wewnętrzne i zewnętrzne
  • rzeźbienie sciany
  • tynkowanie slomianego domku,
  • farby gliniane,
  • robienie kleju z mąki,

W kolejnych warsztatach nauczymy się rozpoznawac gline i tworzyc właściwe mieszanki. Nakładanie tynku wstępnego, rzeźbienie sciany,  nakładanie tynku właściwego i koncowego. Uzywania rąk  i narzedzi.  Bedziemy tez przygotowywac klej naturalny, wykorzystywac klej do robienia tynkow koncowych i farby. 

Timings and Location

The workshop will run from 10am on Tuesday 5th of August untill 6pm Wednesday.  All participants are welcome to stay on as volunteers to work on the plastering and painting of the house.


The workshop location is within 30 minutes drive of Suwalki and is served by trains from Warsaw, Poland and busses from Kaunas in Lithuania.

nad Jeziorem Hańcza, w Przełomce.

Lake Hancza is only 200 metres away with clean water for swimming

Lake Hancza is only 200 metres away with clean water for swimming

Accommodation: there will be a large camping field  for FREE or those people who have their own tent.
Zapewniamy: Darmove pole namiotowe, noclegi w namiotach wlasnych, lub lokalne kwatery,  obiady wegetariańskie, wieczorne ogniska

To book a place or find out more information please email:
Tel. + 44 (0) 1825713349

But there is more…

This will be more than just a clay plastering workshop – it will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy learning and relaxing amongst like minded people, some who may become your friends for life!

mixing the 1st coat of earthen plaster on a straw bale workshop

mixing the 1st coat of earthen plaster on a straw bale workshop






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