December 12, 2008

Ferrocement Fountain at Family School


This month we are working with Paul Kemnitzer to build a ferrocement water fountain. Paul led the cistern workshop at Spirit Pine and is a joy to work with.

The Family School is a neat place where Betty has previously done multiple projects- including a playhouse, an earthen bench and a greenhouse. Below are photos of the fountain making process. As usual, I was thrilled to learn about helpful tools for working with metal during the process. (Oh the hours I have spent cutting and twisting with the wrong tools!)

Cuts and bends!

Bends!

Twists wire!


Twists wire REALLY good!

Hog Ring Pliers

Super Hog Ring Pliers


Off to the school!

The fountain space prepared

Dobies!

Levi and friends on the earthen bench

Inside the cob greenhouse

Betty talks with the students about design


Paul trowels on the cement

Betty and Serena looking adorable


Ed does the brush coat

We will be putting on the finish coat next week. I will upload more photos of the finished project when it is complete.

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