Completed Cob Oven

Its the end of November, a month of sun, winds and gales, rain and chill and with that comes the end of the cob oven project!

We have been spending the whole month and the one before that working on creating a cob oven from scratch!

It all started with help from Simon Blackwell with a one off workshop and some kindly donated funds from James Crawley from Community Links and the rest is history,well bascially a lot of hard work from community members.

Its all been relatively smooth, bar a few cracks and damp patches here and there but plenty of fun and education and a labour of love!

a BIG Thanks to all who helped us on this great project:  

Simon Blackwell, Ken Johns, Suat Atac, Helen schafer-Cohen, Anna Mitchell, Dan, Nic pomphrey, Pamela Shaw, Patrick Shaw and little Isla, Andie Barlow, Elsa Godfrey, Renee Brawley,Toby Conroy, Anthony Lane, Edek and the Hornbeam Crew

There will be Pizza from our first cob oven bake off as soon after we have fired it up a few times and let is dry out completely and of course you are all invited!



some soup and treats at our pop up cafe at the Blackhorse Workshop





A lamp helped us see inside the beast




Removing all the sand, so much sand! from inside ‘the beast’



firing it up, a crowd gathers to warm up, featuring Matt from the Blackhorse Workshop




Ken watching proudly




look at it burn




Ken checking the door fits! he may make another one that is light enough for all to handle



Pilar filling up that hole!

This cob oven will continually need repairs and maintenance so we are saying its completed but there will always be more work to do on this beauty!




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