Learn how to build your own wood-burning ovenDates: July 5 – 9, 2010
Instructor: Alan Watt| Course # 1015
Learn how to build your own wood fired oven for pizzas, breads, roasts, even smoked foods. You will participate in building and completing two different types of wood-fired ovens – one a low-cost adobe oven and the other a high tech. Conventional refractory oven. During the process, you’ll gain a full understanding of the principles of wood-fired oven design, material selection, construction methods as well as cooking techniques. The culmination of the course will be the baking of breads and cooking of a pizza feast in the adobe oven.
Alan Watt, has since 2003, conducted numerous workshops throughout Australia resulting in many participants building their own ovens to suit their particular needs. His interest and expertise in building his own, and subsequently friends’ wood-fired ovens, comes from long experience in building kilns, many of which were wood-fired.
As a professional ceramic artist and teacher he has established a knowledge and understanding of refractory structures and design as well as heat retention and management. Transfer from kiln structure to oven structure has been a simple and natural shift. Formally, as Head of Ceramic Department, National Institute of the Arts, ANU, Alan supervised the construction of many student built kilns.
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