What you'll learn

  • Introduction

    You'll start the day covering the theory and techniques for building a clay oven, including: safety and where to site your oven, best wood to use designs.

  • Get building

    Start building the oven, beginning with the base.
    Help to make the sand form then paddle the soil/clay and learn 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 that can be used then it's time for the finishing layer.

  • Finishing the oven

    It's time to create a door. Then you'll scoop out the sand and finish the inside, while discussing the technical aspects and the structural form.

  • Q&A

    The course will finish with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.


  • Fantastic course, great attention to detail & easy to follow instructions. Definitely going to have a go!

    Kate & Mark
  • Very informative & definitely hands on. Now, I just have to remember what to do when I get home!

  • Physical & fun! But really practical & made it seem do-able. Excellent leadership from Tez & a fab lunch.



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Tez is an experienced ceramicist and builder of pizza ovens Tez is an experienced ceramicist with pottery in her blood.…

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