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.
Starting between 9.30 & 10am (depending on day) and finishing 4pm
£100 inc a tasty lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : included
Sat 21st May 2022~ Sun 22 May ~ Sat 30 July ~ Wed 3rd Aug ~ Sun 7 Aug 2022
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.