Clay Oven building course 4 June: FULL!

Thanks to a sudden uptick in requests, we’ve booked all the places on the course.


Learn how to build a cob oven from scratch on this all-day session (Sunday, 4 June, 9:30-4:30).

Spaces on the course are very limited, and we are booking places on a first-come basis. We’ve currently got no places left.

If you’ve wanted to figure out how to build your own earth oven, this session covers each stage of construction, including mixing the clay and sand, laying the base out and constructing a mold/former. It’s all made easily and simply from the earth from beneath your feet. The course is led by experienced oven builder, Alan Bale from Sustainable Life.

The Orchard oven will get built on the day, and will be ready for use after it’s hardened off (2-3 weeks). We will then invite you back for lunch!

Details of the course and your preparations.
The session runs from 9:30 AM to about 4:30 PM.
We will provide some hot drinks, and cakes including rhubarb harvested from the orchard.
We haven’t got facilities to prepare lunch, so please bring your own.
We also haven’t got toilet facilities – on a Sunday, the closest proper toilet will be at the nearby pubs: the Station (KH High St) and the Highbury (Dad’s Lane).

Clothing and protective gear:
Clothes need to be suited for the weather, to the rigours of working with sand and clay, and to protect from chance scrape or stings.
Sturdy shoes are recommended as you may be tramping the cob mix.
We have a variety of gloves, and a few pairs of wellies, should either of those suit.

Registration and Payment:
Spaces on the course are limited, and we are booking places on a first-come basis.
We’re asking £25 for the course, which is relatively low, but for a reason: we get a working oven out of it! Perhaps that’s a good enough reason to come on the course! Over the summer, a working oven will be a boon for us all. And in the winter months… 🙂

Payment can be cash, cheque or by BACS.
We’ll email confirmation of payment, which will also be your receipt.

Any questions: get in touch!

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