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Build A Wood-Fired Outdoor Cob Oven

Finished cob oven

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Join us for this 2-day outdoor oven building course, where you will learn how to make a traditional cob oven with a reclaimed brick and flint base, and a cob top.
This is a unique opportunity to learn how to build a cob oven for your garden - a real must for us all now that we will be spending more of our time at home over the summer than we had planned.

Outdoors and socially distancing in accordance with government guidelines, the group will collectively build a beautiful, functional oven made from reclaimed materials and clay dug up from the grounds of The Barn.

No experience or skills are required, just an enthusiasm for making things and willing hands! Our workshop tutor Guy has always been passionate about crafting the traditional way. Over the last few years, he has made a number of cob ovens with different groups and is delighted to be able to pass on his skills and learnings to those who are equally passionate about outdoor living.

On the first Saturday we will focus on finishing the fire brick base, ensuring it is carefully levelled and insulated using the right materials. We will then start the top cob oven, which will be completed during the 2nd Saturday.

Cob is an earthen building material that is made of clay, sand, straw and water, and the best way to make it is to take your shoes and socks off and stomp about in it with your bare feet. There will be feet washing facilities available, but it you might want to bring a towel and a change of clothes. Shorts and flip-flops are the ideal clothing to wear for this activity.

You will leave with all the skills, tips and techniques to be able to go home and build your own oven. The cost for this jam-packed 2-day course is £140 per person. Please bring your own lunch.

For more information email Caroline using the 'Contact' form above.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Barn.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


Caroline Oden at Where Inspiration Blooms Buckinghamshire
Where Inspiration Blooms,
The Barn, Within the grounds of Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane
Chartridge, Chesham
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  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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