This workshop serves as an introduction to the realm of natural earth building by teaching participants to build their own low-cost, wood-fired over from clay, sand, straw and water. Earth ovens bake like expensive commercial wood-fired ovens while costing a fraction of the price, and serve beautifully for making breads, pizza, and just about anything that can be baked or roasted. Earth ovens use radiant, conductive and convection heat, simultaneously producing crisp, caramelized crust with a moist inside. Building out of unfired clay, they can be hand-sculpted into beautiful works of art that become wonderful additions to any backyard or patio. Each student will build a miniature working model that they can take home for a truly hands-on experience.