Kiko Denzer

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Kiko Denzer lives with his wife in a small cabin in Blodgett, Oregon. This book comes out of his experience of learning about, and falling in love with mud--the oldest (and, according to some, still the best) building material there is. It is also the product of his belief that participating in creation is better than going shopping. "Real value," he says, "is a function of involvement and life," not just the dollar price that you pay for "artisan" loaves in a fancy market. As a sculptor, Denzer approaches both oven building and baking as art. As a writer and teacher, however, he sees art simply, as the fruit of human life and love. Quoting Kahlil Gibran, he says, "if work is love made visible, then love is everywhere you look." It follows, he continues, that "to be either artist or craftsman is no more and no less than it is to be human: to engage hands, head, and heart in the genesis of form and relationship; to celebrate and renew self and world; to be whole and wholly involved; to offer communion and to build community; or just to make a mud oven so you can bake your own bread." For more information on Build Your Own Earth Oven go to http://www.cobcottage.com or http://www.handprintpress.com.

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Build Your Own Earth Oven

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Dig Your Hands In The Dirt

A Manual for Making Art out of Earth
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Mud is fun! Also easy, durable, and (dirt!) cheap, it is used worldwide to make beautiful homes, temples, and art. This book teaches you how to transform the dirt beneath your feet into your own beauty.

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