Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales
Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn to build a cob wood-fired pizza oven at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales

Course Agenda

10:00
Arrive and welcome

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and light bite before getting down to work

10:15
Get to know the fundamentals

Tez will explain the theory and techniques for building a clay oven, including: safety and where to site your oven, best wood to use designs.

10:45
Time to roll up your sleeves

Start constructing the oven, beginning with building a base.

Help to make the sand form then paddle the soil/clay, learning how to get the correct consistency for the first layer.

Apply the soil/clay mix and the insulating layer to the sand form, discussing the different mixtures we can use.

Apply the finishing layer.

13:00
Time for lunch

Building is hungry work and you'll enjoy a delicious lunch

14:00
Finishing the oven off

After lunch, we will discuss and create a door to the oven. We will then scoop out the sand and finish the inside, while discussing the technical aspects and the structural form.

16:00
Course closes

We will conclude the day with a questions and answers session and a lovely cup of tea.

Build a Wood-Fired Clay Pizza Oven

Date
Spaces
Cost
 
Saturday 6th May 2017
Full
£105.00
Sold out
Sunday 11th Jun 2017
Full
£105.00
Sold out
Saturday 15th Jul 2017
Full
£105.00
Sold out
Saturday 19th Aug 2017
Available
£105.00
Saturday 16th Sep 2017
Available
£105.00

Learn how to build your very own cob or clay wood-fired oven from scratch in this one day course. It's something that anyone can do – you don’t need any previous building experience. We promise to show you just how easy it is.

This day will cover:

  • A full safety assessment and discussion about where to site your oven
  • The best wood to use for cooking 
  • Air flow and designs of cob ovens, including sizes
  • Different materials you can use to build a wood-fired oven and how to source them
  • Paddling the clay, building your cob oven and making a door
  • The firing process

Wood fired ovens have been in existence for thousands of years and cob or clay ovens have been found all over the world. Whether you're making pizza or bread we know that nothing can beat that authentic wood-fired taste.

Tez Roberts pizza oven building at Humble by Nature in Monmouth South Wales

Tez is an experienced ceramicist. When not in her studio, she builds clay kilns and pizza ovens.

What to bring and other essential info

This one-day course will teach you all the essentials of how to build a cob or clay oven, including plans, materials and techniques.

 

We will provide all the building materials and you will have plenty of hands-on experience building a clay oven.

 

Please bring a pair of wellies for treading in the clay and a pair of washing up or similar gloves if you don't want to handle the clay directly.

Reviews & Tweets about this course

Brilliant fun and very informative. We're 'fired-up' with enthusiasm!

Sue
 

Really practical - great fun and great people. All ready to go home & start construction!

Jonathan
 

Thanks Tez for being so knowledgeable and taking your time to explain everything to us. Now to build our own...

Hazel & Rich
 

Fantastic day & oven course! A great setting too and hospitality was brilliant. Looking forward to putting the skills into practice.

Alison
 

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