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Weekend Cob Oven Course - Dublin
Learn how to build a pizza oven from humble and lowly mud. Scroll down for a detailed description of the course.

€ 130 unwaged/student - T & Cs apply

   24 - 25 May 2014


Start:         10:00 a.m.
Finish:         5:30 p.m.
Lunch:       Bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Alternative Payment Options
Courses can also be paid for by cheque made out to Mud and Wood or by electronic transfer directly into the Mud and Wood account. Please contact us for our bank details if you would prefer to pay in this way.

Unwaged/Students Terms and Conditions
There are a limited number of unwaged/student places on each course. Please check that there are places still available prior to booking. Proof of unwaged/student status MUST be provided at time of purchase. Failure to provide proof will result in a void booking, in which case the course fee minus an administration fee of €20 will be refunded.

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cob oven in progress

On this 2 day course, learn where to find soil for building projects, how to analyse it and how to turn it into a viable building material. Students will learn the traditional technique for foot-mixing cob (earth and straw). Then we will go on to build a cob pizza oven in the Heritage Walled Community Garden.

This course will be taught be Colin Ritchie, cob-builder and carpenter, in the Heritage Walled Garden at the Avila Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

What to Bring:

This is a very practical hands-on course with all workshops taking place outdoors. Bring good waterproof clothes and footwear. Clothes/footwear will get muddy.

Bring a notebook and pen for theory. A hardback notebook or a clipboard is advisable if you want to take notes during outdoor workshops. Handouts will be provided.

Please bring samples of your own soil if you want to test if it is suitable for making your own cob.

cob oven in progress

tramping cob

cob oven course

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% refundable up to 4 weeks prior to course start date, minus administration fee of €20.
  • 50% refundable up to 2 weeks prior to course start date, plus administration fee of €20.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 2 weeks of course start date.

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