July 24, 2008

Paul, Sabrina and Paultje's Earthen Oven



In a quiet urban backyard something is growing out of the Earth.
A space is now being created for fire to blossom within.
Soon we will harvest pizza, soups, cakes and loaves of bread.

This oven's foundation is made from urbanite we recycled from a neighbor. The clay is dug up from a nearby elementary school where they are creating a playground.

Here are some images of the oven in process for you to enjoy!

















10 Comments:

Blogger I-Know-You-Know-Me said...

nice job. And most importantly, it is quite a beautiful gardern.

So, miller, where are you from? Asia?

8:55 AM  
Blogger evalarevolution said...

thanks for checking out my blog. no, i am not asian but i like that you thought i might be! i suppose i have been influenced by asian cultures in many ways~ my father practices aikido, my mother acupuncture and my boyfriend grew up in indonesia. i checked out yours and your gf's blog and i must say THAT FOOD LOOKS DELICIOUS! will you share a recipe with me for some yummy food from hong kong?

11:49 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Great looking oven! Where did you get your plans?

4:51 PM  
Blogger evalarevolution said...

Thanks Maggie. Looks like you have great blogs as well! The plans are a combination of help from the wonderful book "Build Your Own Earth Oven" by Kiko Denzer, our place-based intuition, and some plans from our friend Meka Bunch!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Thanks! I've been looking at all the plans and books out there. I really love the organic look and smaller size of your oven.

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Sabrina said...

Thank you so much Eva for building our awesome oven! You are the best! *HUGS*

3:11 PM  
Blogger kaycstyle said...

Hi Eva, I can't wait to have some oven-cooked pizza at Paul and Sabs. Very well-constructed. You are pros! -Karin (Max's cousin)

10:37 AM  
Blogger Breadhunter said...

Beautiful oven. How did you do the roof?

1:36 PM  
Blogger evalarevolution said...

The roof on this oven is made with a technique often called ferrocement. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrocement)
It also has a topcoating of pigmented heavy duty masonry coating- which is a dry mixture of portland cement, waterproofing agents and sand. The wooden 2x4 joists sit on a square frame that is tied into the oven structure. While sculpting the roof we formed a lip with the cement mix along the top edge and two 'spouts' on each side to channel the water off of the roof. There is chain hanging down from each spout which then goes into French drains. Max made the wood structure and the wire shell and might have some more words on this. :)

So cool to get a comment from you Breadhunter! I love your blog.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Darby said...

Beautiful oven! It reminds me of the "Patsari" stoves in Mexico.

1:37 PM  

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