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Visit: 100 Cottage Grove Dr., Youngstown, OH 44505

Visit: 100 Cottage Grove Dr., Youngstown, OH 44505

Visit: 100 Cottage Grove Dr., Youngstown, OH 44505

Cob Oven Workshop

Audience: Adults, Family

Time: 8 hours (incl. lunch & pizza party)

Level: Beginner & beyond

Join us for a weekend of fun in the mud with Chris McClellan (”Uncle Mud”) as we build a wood-fired cob pizza oven from local sandy clay soil.

Enjoy family time in the great outdoors at Bending Oak Permaculture Farm where you will learn how to build a “Pizza Party Factory” in your own backyard. Be prepared to get muddy! Bring a sack lunch and a favorite pizza topping. This is a one-day event but camping is available.

The price of adult workshops includes admission to the farm & an exploratory tour. If you are interested in adding accommodations to your event registration you may do so once you have your event in your cart. More info on accommodations here.

Workshop Schedule:

10am: Technical Introduction to Building with Mud

11am-6pm-ish: Mixing and Building

1pm: BYO sack lunch

6pm: Pizza in the new oven


10:00am -noonish: Plastering techniques to finish your cob oven and put your personal stamp on it!

Uncle Mud raises free-range organic children in the wilds of suburban Ohio. The Mud Family uses natural building and rocket mass heaters to encourage the DIY can-do spirit and local economy.  

For more info visit his Website

For free informational videos and content from Uncle Mud, visit his Youtube channel Here

For exclusive content like Uncle Mud cheat-sheets and extended videos support his work using Patreon Here. 


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Bending Oak is proud to be a family owned and family-first workplace; In an effort to honor our staff and their families we will be closed on holidays.

© Bending Oak 2022