Every once in a while I get to make a bread oven with a group or school. This year I collaborated with Brearley & Teviot Nursery school and Forest School Andy (resident outside practitioner) to produce an oven in one of their outside spaces. Andy built a fantastic base from paving bricks and concrete slabs and then I worked with the children and staff making squidgy bricks from clay, straw and sand. The children took great pleasure in forming the sloppy mix into brick shapes and assembling them around
the sand former. The masterpiece was ‘iced’ with numerous clay decorations
created by the youngsters.
Once thoroughly dry, the oven will have its inaugural firing at the Nursery’s Summer Celebration day where the whole community will get the opportunity to sample freshly baked bread hot from the oven.