Our guest Andreas Hessing of Scrub Jay Studios and our in-house non-profit Poly/Ana invite virtual attendees to this introduction to Andreas’ methods for using hyperlocal materials to reimagine beautiful spaces and co-create with Nature. This will be an introduction to rammed earth with some historical examples and basic information. We will discuss soil suitability, mixing, form construction and the ramming process.
My name is Andreas Hessing and I am a naturalized exotic.
I was always fascinated by the natural world and grew up wandering in pre-development southern California hills. My formal background starts with ceramics, architecture and sculpture at Cal State Fullerton and The Claremont Graduate School. Since 1991 I have been creating architectural and environmental installations which focus on regional land-use issues, with a particular emphasis on water. My landscape design practice grew from those concerns and has always been concerned solely with California natives.