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Outdoor Clay Oven Building

Instructor: Tim Blair

Class Fee:$165.00


This is a 2 day class.

Day 1 will start with a discussion of materials, types of ovens, site selection, and appropriate covers for your oven. We will then tear down an existing oven to discover how they come together.  After the tear down, we will begin building an oven from the ground up. 

During the first day we will build the insulating layer, clay base, set fire brick, form the oven cavity and cover with clay-sand mix

Day two: We will begin by reviewing the process to date, evaluating cracking and any changes we may need to make.  We will then place the insulating layer followed by the final cobb layer.

The end of day 2 will be highlighted by a clay oven baked pizza party and discussion of the building process.

6 student minimum to hold class.

Students must be at least 14 years old. Students age 14-18 years must be accompanied by an adult and notification given to school in advance. Thank you. 

Upcoming Classes...

  • Saturday, Jun. 10th, 2023 and Sunday, Jun. 11th, 2023 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Bloom and Bark Farm - 18517 County Rd J40 • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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