Earth Ovens

Earth Ovens - How to make them and bake in them!

Earth oven - pizza oven -cob oven: whatever you call it, it's a wonderful, simple and attractive outdoor oven, made with clay and sand on a solid base. Earth ovens can cook much more than just pizza's: they are excellent for slow-baked meats and fish, bread and roast vegetables.

Message Jessica for full details on how to book and available dates.

Earth Ovens


Earth oven - pizza oven -cob oven: whatever you call it, it's a wonderful, simple and attractive outdoor oven, made with clay and sand on a solid base.
Wonderfully simple, hands-on messy fun: Jessica runs bespoke courses for mixed-age, community, family and corporate team-building groups, and also makes them in school settings with infant, primary, secondary and SEN groups.
Organise your own group to be led with Jessica's expertise and achieve a great result.
Jessica runs Earth Oven courses for interested parties on their own site (be it their garden, workplace, school, etc). This way, the client's oven is built on the site where they want it to be, giving them the best opportunity to learn and make their oven a reality at one and the same time!

She has 20 years of experience and knowledge of all things earth oven-related, and can ensure a course combines practical enjoyment, hands-on learning and valuable team-building. Her courses have proved invaluable for a wide range of group-types, from families, work colleagues, forest school groups, and communities.

All ages can get involved: e.g. infant school children (John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School, Aylsham), 6 - 10 yr olds (Taverham Hall Prep School, Norfolk), Outdoor Learning SEN students (Aylsham High School), or vulnerable adults (Thornage Hall, Norfolk).

The minimum recommended group size is 6 adults, up to a maximum of 14.
With school groups, working in 'shared stages', or smaller groups, works well, and it can include the whole school.

Cost: a basic one day fee of £350.00: for a group of six adults, this works out at £58.00/person. (children under 16 free - recommend approx 1 child per adult max)
For groups of more than 6, extra adults are charged at just £10.00 per person, therefore, a group of 12 people will then pay £410.00.
Cost for a school is £350/day.
This fee does not include travel costs at are 50p/mile
Material costs can be reduced if you can gather some of the basic materials for free, such as sand, clay or brick.
Jessica advises you in advance on all materials you will need to collect, including where to buy them, quantities and tools.
A 5-page information sheet is provided on each course with all technical information and 'top-tips'.
By the end of one day, your group will be confident to complete your oven and know how to use and maintain it.

Please bear in mind that an earth oven takes four days in total to build from scratch, but most of the hard work is done on the first day. You must allow drying-time and settling-time between stages. Once built, an oven can take at least 2 months to dry out safely and slowly, so its not a quick project all done in one weekend!

Contact Jessica Perry to discuss dates and availability.