Just about anything!
Cob is clay, silt, sand, straw mixed together. It is the best thing to make oven out because:
Most people come here thinking of building an oven out of brick or refractory cement. So did we when we built our first oven 10 or 15 years ago.
After several iterations we realised how much easier it was to build an oven out of cob instead. We decided to try and use the ovens, to reintroduce clay as a building product of the future.
Our aim is to supply you with all the plans, knowledge, confidence and materials to build an oven out of clay that truly out performs any other oven.
Mrs L Grade 4/5 Class built their cob oven, with help only from Garden Coordinator Kerry Hunt, and one dad. Most of the oven was built in just one day... read more
The essential feature of our ovens is the door and archway we cast using post industrial waste. The door and arch simplifies the construction of the oven, and enhances the control you have ...more
Our Design is based on the ancient geometry of the cycloid arch, making it structurally strong, yet still beautiful. The ratios used have been refined over thousands of years to allow air to flow through the oven in the most efficient way.... our oven plans