Cob Oven w/Heated Bench Work-Party 1 of 2

Please join us to play with earth! In this work-party you will assist with building a decorative wood-fired cob oven and heated bench, in a dragon design using local natural and/or recycled materials.  Cob is an ancient natural building material made from clay and sand, and they have natural ability to hold great amounts of heat (thermal mass).

“Cob”, an ancient natural building material made from clay and sand naturally holds heat making it an obvious choice for a wood-fired oven.
Workshop participants will:

- Build a foundation for the oven using a variety of natural/recycled    materials

- Insulate the oven using glass bottles, straw, and clay

- Identify suitable soil for making cob

- Mix cob and use it to build the oven dome with an artistic expression.

Allison Dercoli - Experienced Earth house and oven builder on Camano Island will discuss soil and clay testing methods, harvesting materials and full-on oven building from the ground up!

Dates: Work-party 1: March 9-10th; Work-party 2: March 23 & 24.  Join us for one or both.

Facilitator: Allie Dercoli

Cost: $50.00, per day

Recommended to bring: hat, mud boots (wool inserts recommended), gloves (rubber tipped recommended), water bottle, dress in layers.  Tent, sleeping bag, pad and pillow. Option for sleeping in non-heated barn, bring sleeping bag, pad and pillow.



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