Friday, August 14, 2015

Welcome to the 2015/2016 School Year!

Oh boy, here we go again with good intentions of keeping up posts on this blog...has it really been 2 years? Well, there are a few projects that happened in that time, and here is one that was really successful with an 8th grade class.  Ladies and gents, regard the Adobe wood burning outdoor oven!  I used the plans from Sunset magazine:

note the can for the back vent

mixing the adobe, using clay from the garden

working on the door

adding adobe mixture to wire form
The door!

Forming opening to oven with curved flashing

Keeping adobe moist so not too many cracks

Burning out the cardboard barrel



Julie said...

Great to se that you're back ! As a relatively new handwork teacher here in the UK, I have taken a lot of inspiration from your blog. Thank you so much for sharing!

Theresa said...

Welcome, Julie! When I started, I got so much information from bloggers, and there weren't too many handwork teachers offering information out there. That's why I decided to have a blog, it's pretty basic, but I really want Handwork teachers to inspire each other! Our job is difficult enough, right? At the moment, the beginning of our school year, it is particularly challenging!