Photo essay by Kathleen Dreier
In March of this year, adobe brick maker David Yubeta gathered with community members to teach a workshop on adobe bricks as part of the University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Science’s Community Classroom in collaboration with the Southwest Folklife Alliance. The three-part workshop was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Kathleen Dreier captured a day of brickmaking before then. Yubeta spent 25 years preserving earthen resources in the arid Southwest for the National Park Service. He is a recipient of a 2019 SFA Master-Apprentice Artist Award.
Read in-depth interview with David Yubeta here.
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Kathleen Dreier is a Tucson-based photographer. She is currently working on a project photographing front line essential workers in Tucson. That work was featured in BorderLore last month.
3 thoughts on “Earth, Sand & Water: Making Adobe Bricks”
David Yubeta is awesome! He helped the Town of Oro Valley with our Chicken Coop restoration project.
Podría subir un tutorial en YouTube de cómo hacer los ladrillos de adobe?, por favor🙏🏼. Gracias .
Looking for I think burnt adobe brick. Need about 100 for now to restore with.