June 10, 10-4pm
broke: the affordable arts fair
All work under $50!
July 1, 10-4pm
Cob Oven Building Workshop
Private home in Dover NH
Cob ovens are built using a versitle material made by mixing clay, sand, and straw. We'll start off working on top of a stone foundation, building a sub-floor insulation layer using empty bottles, sawdust, and clay. Then the brick floor will be laid, creating a smooth and level baking hearth. Using damp sand, we'll shape the void of the oven. Building a solid mound of sand provides a structure to pack the cob onto. Participants will mix batches of clay and sand together using their hands and feet. Several layers of cob will be packed over the sand form to build up the dome. Once complete, this thick thermal mass layer will hold baking temperatures for hours. Cob ovens are great for baking pizzas, breads, pita pckets, roasting veggies, and much more!
Optional day 2: Work will continue Sunday. Participants are welcome to help out or stop by to see the progress.
Sliding scale $70-$95
Registration and $20 deposit required
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