Cob Art & Earth Architecture

Abey & Smallcombe

Oh, this is exciting! Never have I seen such wonderful earthen sculpture. Cob art, ecological buildings, colorful earthen floor tiles, educational programs. This dynamic team of artists in Drewsteignton, UK will knock your socks off. Jacki Abey and Jill Smallcombe teamed up in 2000. Jackie has trained at Taunton Art School and is a painter, while Jill has a degree in sculpture from Bath Academy and works as a interior designer, teacher and sculptor.

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Together, they have created many elegant cob works. Yes… Cob Art! The one that stuck out at me was the Eden Project » , in Cornwall. A sculptural building, that from the birds eye view looks to be the shape of a women. The Visitor Facility is a spacious building that incorporates handicap accessible public toilets. The facility is powered by a dedicated renewable power supply on site.


Lime in Building – A practical Guide
Written by Jane Schofield

Cob Building – A practical Guide
Written by Jane Schofield and Jill Smallcombe

Available for sale here, and at Walnut Books.

Related Links

Eden Project

Sculpture Park @ Broomhill

Art Outside