Luda Smith has very kindly assembled these two videos of Matt Robinson, Dor Kemmyn’s Architect, telling us all about the architecture of the building, followed up with Matt describing step by step how to make the bricks.
Video 1 – Dor Kemmyn – Model of the Building
Click here: https://youtu.be/02EWhm5ljZk
Video 2 – Brickmaking Project in Cornwall
Click here: https://youtu.be/qIqsA7q3rZU
The steps are:
1. Find the right subsoil
2. Sieving the subsoil
3. Mix the subsoil with water and straw
4. Making a dough ball
5. Throw the dough ball into a brick mould
6. Remove the mould carefully
Place the brick and board on one side …. and then let them dry out for 2 weeks
If you would like to have a go at brickmaking see our page of brickmaking session dates https://dorkemmyn.org.uk/future-cob-brick-building-dates-may-june-2015/ or contact Matt firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01326 221130.