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Cob Pizza Ovens Workshops

Build a Cob Pizza Oven Day with David Alty

Build a Cob Pizza Oven Day with David Alty

Learn how to build your own Cob Clay pizza or bread oven with David Alty

Over this busy one day course you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden.

Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and dimension options you will then start mixing the cob with bare feet and others will create a sand forma for the actual oven shape - tasks will be shared to ensure experience of every stage is acquired. Once the cob is ready the group will prepare the loaves to cover the sand form and start creating the oven shape.


Start time 9.30 & 10am (depending on day)  and finishing 4pm ish
£110 inc a tasty lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : included


Dates for this course - see the table below to book:


Sat  22 June 2024   ~   Sun 30 June   *    Sat 27 July  *   Sun 18 Aug 2024   (new date)

Typically this course runs with 6 students. Kindly note that all materials are included. Suitable for beginners. David may be able to provide a clay mix to take away at the end of the day -please pre-order. Suitable for beginners.

Please bring: The tutor will provide most equipment for the day. If it is raining we will be working under gazebos. Work gloves if you prefer not to get clay on your hands 

Over the day you will be handling and treading the cob (earth, sand and clay mix) in bare feet (you don’t HAVE to do this bit, there are always plenty who will) We will provide feet washing facilities so please bring your own towel if you’d rather not share, and perhaps a change of trousers. Shorts or half length trousers are most suitable along with a pair of crocs or flip flops that can be removed throughout the day.

About the Artist  David Alty has been running Cob Clay Pizza ovens for many years at this venue, works within woodlands and has previously run Spoon carving courses with us.

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Sat 22nd June 2024 9:45 am £110.00 0
Sun 30th June 2024 9:45 am £110.00 0
Sat 27th July 2024 9:45 am £110.00 4
Sun 18th August 2024 9:45 am £110.00 4