Clay Oven The French Way

I really want to share this little video that Gill Connors sent to me which is a time lapse video of their oven build at their home in France. As you can see it is pretty much identical to my oven but with a few neat variations. The chimney is offset to the side slightly which they have been told is to help with stability. Although I’m not 100% convinced that this is necessary it does look rather cool. The other modification is that they have used a lime render (mixture of 2 parts sand to 1 part St Astier NHL2 lime). This looks great and is, apparently, weatherproof and breathable. It looks brilliant.

So there you have it a French clay oven. Voila!