How to Build a Cob Oven Workshop

Come spend the day learning and "playing in the mud" in this hands-on workshop. You will learn how to build your very own wood-fired oven from natural materials, including clay, sand, straw, and bricks.  This type of oven (also called a cob oven) can be built in a day with minimal cost and creates an exceptional environment for baking artisan breads and pizza, as well as stews, roasts and more.  

Cob Dancing Kids

Topics covered in the workshop include how to:

  • create a base for an oven
  • identify suitable soil for making cob
  • lay firebricks
  • build a form
  • mix fire cob & regular cob
  • build cob layers for the oven
  • build the perfect door
  • use wood efficiently
  • bake perfect bread

Cooking in an earthen oven connects us with the elements and our food in a profound way. By the end of this workshop you will have connected with some great people and you’ll walk away with the skills necessary to build your very own oven!!

A tasty organic vegetarian lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

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