Cob clay pizza and bread oven building with David Alty: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
During lock down, we've upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases - loved by tutors and students alike, it's a lovely space to work in. About the workshop: Over this one day course you will together learn how to and also build a cob pizza oven. This is a hands on course allowing you to take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and dimension options you will then start mixing the cob with bare feet and others will create a sand forma for the actual oven shape. Tasks will be shared to ensure experience of every stage is acquired. Once the cob is ready the group will prepare the loaves to cover the sand form and start creating the oven shape. After lunch Dave will show you how to light the oven, (on a previously made one) and together you will cook a pizza each - prepare to be amazed when they cook in only literally a minute or two!
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely home-made lunch served in the Tea Garden. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home-made biscuits; a tasty lunch served individually at your desks or outside on the Tea Lawn if it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). We host over 140 different art and craft ‘Quirky Workshops’ each year here in Greystoke and have been operating since 2005. All our tutors are carefully hand selected professional experts and many are considered as national leaders in their field. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lake District and Cumbria. Additional spaces may be available- please ask! :) If you wish to be added to our database, please use the 'Stay in Touch' icon at the top of each webpage on our website (link above).
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Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District in north west England, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.
- Accommodation offered
- Intermediate level
- Father's Day
- Suitable for beginners
- Daytime (weekdays)