2013 Clay Oven Building Course – 18th May

Well I guess I must be doing something right because the  Sustainability Centre, nr Petersfield, have asked me back for the third year on the trot to run a clay oven building course. How splendid!

This year’s course is on Saturday 18th May and costs £75.00/person for a whole day. This is a hands on (and hands dirty) course. You will learn everything you need to know to build your own oven and experience for yourself making and eating delicious pizzas for lunch, cooked in the Centre’s own clay oven.

Full details can be found here:

To book a place or for further details please contact Sam on 01730 823166 or email her at courses@sustainability-centre.org

Places are limited and are selling out quickly so call soonish to guarantee a place.

If you want to make a weekend of it in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, the Sustainability Centre offer accommodation and camping – you can even stay in a Tipi or Mongolian-style yurt. How cool is that!

Here’s some photos from one of last year’s courses.


It’s a great day (even though I do say so myself!)

Hope to see you there.



Second Clay Oven Course

After the awful summer we have had this year, if anyone had told me that we were going to have lovely weather for the oven building course at the Sustainability Centre in September, I would have told them they must be mad. I would have been wrong. Nine oven enthusiasts joined me on a gloriously hot “summer’s” day on September 8th for what was to be the second course of the Centre this year. We all had a great time building an oven and eating delicious (if I do say so myself) freshly made pizza made in the on-site oven. To everyone who came and really got into the spirit of the day – thank you very much!

I’ll be running another two next year so watch this space (or look on the Sustainability Centre’s website) for more information.

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Oven Building Course

Petersfield Sustainability Centre's Oven

The Oven at the Sustainability Centre

You'll be making one of these.

Last year I ran a one day clay oven building course at the Petersfield Sustainability Centre which is near my home in Hampshire, UK.  About 20 people turned-up on a beautiful, sunny, summers day and, under my supervision, constructed a clay oven like the one featured on this blog. The Sustainability Centre have their own, permanent oven on site, so for lunch all the participants made and cooked their own pizzas.  A fabulous day was had by all (even though I do say so myself!).


I’m pleased to say that I am running the course again this year on Saturday 18th June (2011).  If you’d like to come along, you can find more details on the Sustainability Centre’s website.  Here’s the link:


Maybe I’ll see you in June?