Hypertufa troughs were developed in England ...
… as an alternative to old stone troughs, which were used to feed and water livestock. Hypertufa provides excellent drainage; the textured surface attracts moss and lichens, and can highlight those special small plants that sometimes get lost in a garden.
The first photo is the trough I have outside my kitchen door planted with herbs for easy snipping.
In this workshop, you will mix, mold and sculpt hypertufa into your own unique and functional garden trough. This workshop is open to beginners as well as experienced sculptors. A hands-on opportunity to learn basic hand building techniques, tricks of the mix, shortcuts, mold usage, texturing and proper curing.
This is a two-morning workshop –
Date and Time: May 31 & June 1 (Fri &Sat) 10-1pm
Class size is limited to four
Cost per student: $125 fee
All materials are provided including: dust mask, rubber gloves, an earth&vessel booklet with recipes and supply resources.
All completed pieces are left wrapped in my studio for 14 days to cure
Please contact me for more details.