Prefabricated Clay Panels

ClayWall is a 5/8″ to 3/4″ thick clay plaster panel system that uses a form and a textile [burlap] skin. The panels are 2’x4′. The system is akin to homemade drywall but more apt to being a substrate for lime plasters. It is in very early stages of development but has been used on a couple of high-performance and ecologically focused homes.

The class will consist of a two hour demonstration of how to build and install the panels. A pre-installed example might be available (possibly in the new CR office building?).

Relevance: The experimental system is an attempt to stimulate creative thinking around how to avoid gypsum based and none local wall substrates. While a nascent technology, I am excited to share my findings and gain feedback from other skilled professionals in this realm.

The event is finished.


Oct 15 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm




Community Rebuilds Office
Cillian Liam Barrett


Cillian Liam Barrett
(802) 595-9576

Cillian is originally from Ireland where he was trained as an Architectural Technician. He has lived and worked in Ireland, Alaska, Vermont, Utah, Hopi Lands [AZ] and Colorado focusing on ecological high performance residential construction. Fond of cold climates and outdoor adventures.


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