Cob Ovens

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It is not recommended that you get inside an oven, but this was the only way to sculpt the dragon's mouth.

It is not recommended that you get inside an oven, but this was the only way to sculpt the dragon's mouth.

Working over the sand form with the first layer of clay.

First day of the Cob oven building workshop and work starts on the first layer of cob.

Dragon Oven.  Great when the smoke comes out of this guardians mouth.

Finished Cob Oven after a weekend workshop with Marcus Rowlands

Moai inspired oven.

Moai inspired oven.

Sometimes you just have to do it. Mixing in fresh cow manure.

Dancing with Cob

Mixing in fresh cow manure.

Sculpted sand form for the oven to be shaped around.

Sculpted sand form for the oven to be shaped around.

Reclaimed bricks on the base and fire bricks for the cooking surface.

Reclaimed bricks on the base and fire bricks for the cooking surface.

Dancing is the best way to mix the cob.

Dancing with Cob

To make an oven from the clay under your feet is truely a wonderous thing. With the help of lots of people we danced, mixed and shaped the clay(cob) into an oven ready for pizza, bread and much more.

Happy days

Dancing with Cob

To make an oven from the clay under your feet is truely a wonderous thing. With the help of lots of people we danced, mixed and shaped the clay(cob) into an oven ready for pizza, bread and much more.

Mesmerising

Pizza Alchemy

Mesmerised by the flames and fed by the pizza. I have just spent another wonderful evening with family and a glorious cob oven my sister made on her allotment. My favourite pizza at the moment has to be beetroot, feta and chilli.

Delicious

Pizza Alchemy

Mesmerised by the flames and fed by the pizza. I have just spent another wonderful evening with family and a glorious cob oven my sister made on her allotment. My favourite pizza at the moment has to be beetroot, feta and chilli.

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