Slip Straw Workshop
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Slip Straw Workshop

Also known as Super Adobe. Learn why this is a perfect material for the pacific north west, from ease of building to long term performance. As always, we will discuss materials, including sourcing.

We will learn the best and most appropriate uses of the material, and of course we will build with slipstraw to create a fantastic project.

Bring your lunch and be prepared to get dirty!

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Clay Oven Cooking Class
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Clay Oven Cooking Class

It is commonly thought that a baking oven and a pizza oven are one in the same. This is true some of the time-let me explain.

A traditional pizza oven typically has the fire in the oven burning while cooking. A baking oven, on the other hand, takes the fire out after it is hot and seals up the door. A pizza oven usually has thinner walls, not as much insulation, thus allowing it to heat up faster. In other words, you could bake out of a pizza oven, but not as long and not as much since it cools down faster without insulation. The pizza oven is primarily for flat breads such as fucatia and chibata, and pita and of course meat and vegetable pies such as empanadas.

All of this we will explore as we fire up the clay “pizza”oven and cook a variety of sizzling goodness! You will walk away with tips on how best to fire the oven and get the most out of the heat it produces. We will share with you a few of our favorite recipes, including our popular gluten free dough.

Come with an appetite, a pizza topping and a beverage of your choice and be ready for a fantastic culinary experience! We will provide the dough, sauce and cheese.

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Clay Oven Workshop
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Clay Oven Workshop

CLAY OVEN WORKSHOP

In a day Learn the basics of Natural Building while sculpting sand and clay into a beautiful and functional pizza oven. But wait, not just a pizza oven, but the center of a culinary mandala of possibilities-from Argentinian empanadas to Italian calzones, fucashas and flat breads. As the saying goes: everyone has to eat! Why not make it an experience!

The clay oven dates back to time immortal. The use of natural materials to build with remains the most widely used practice on the planet. In this course you will learn a simple primer which will allow you to meld the materials under your feet into viable structure. You will learn a few very important principals of natural building. We will talk about the three most used materials at length including sourcing. We will sculpt a beautiful oven! This oven (and future ovens) will fuel us for our most important endeavors!

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