DATES: August 18th and 19th, 2012 (Sat/Sun).
(these dates have been updated from the original, in July, to allow for more participants)
LOCATION: Morden, Manitoba. Specific location given upon registration.
: Starts at 9am both days.
: Paolo Riva.
: $175 + GST. (online registration available)

Paolo Riva & Cob Oven

Cob is a mixture of clay, sand, binder and water. It is a natural building medium, and variations of this mode of building can be found all over the globe. Cob is a wonderful thermal mass. It comprises the oven body, and also acts as a mortar to build the plinth of the oven. The cob oven we will build during this workshop is called a black oven. This means that the firebox and the cooking chamber are the same.

Cob is generally safe to work with. Still, this is a hands-on construction workshop requiring on-going (but pleasant) exertion — we are also working with heavy stones and other materials. We will work slowly and safely to build a beautiful and functional oven. Children age 8 and over will be able to participate in construction.

$175.00 is the initial fee during registration. If we register 10 or more, then we will offer a rebate of $25.00 to each participant, thus making the fee $150.00 + GST.Children are welcome with their parents at no cost. Couples must register and pay as individuals.

Full payment is required upon registration. 80% refund if cancelled by Friday, August 10th. No refund if within a week of the workshop.

Carpooling from Winnipeg will be easy to accomplish — we will create a cob oven message board and also communicate through e-mails.

Light lunch provided both days. Dress for hot weather. We will have shade available, and remember that this is a hands-on workshop at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. You will be able to walk away feeling comfortable working with the materials, and in all likelihood reproduce a similar or completely different oven!

Register Online

Leave a message at 770-2204 or email us with any inquiries and if you’d like to pay by cash/cheque.