BlackOven logo
An enthusiasts view of wood fired hearth oven baking and building!

Home Page Home
Recipes Recipes
Oven Project Hearth Oven Log
Vermont Trip Vermont Work Shop
Oven Class Wood Fired Oven Building
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Oven Building Links Oven Building
Natural Leaven Links Natural Leaven Baking
Merchandise Books & Other Stuff

email: BlackOven

Cooking Dreams - Wood Burning Brick Pizza Oven
Mike's site is about the construction and use of his vault style (Rado Hand or Alan Scott) oven. One of the things I like about his construction is that Mike takes a different approach on how to taper down to the oven door from the main chamber. Along with his construction journal, Mike also shares his experience in cooking in the oven. He also shares some of the recipes that he has used.

Sunnyfield Bakery Project
Peg and Dennis are the proud owners of this oven built by Pat Manley. This is a large, low vault, oven built in the same style as Alan Scott. Pat uses a different construction technique than Alan in how he builds the support for the hearth. I like how Pat manages thermal isolation (insulation) and thermal expansion. The foamglass layer in the hearth is a wonderful addition. I liked seeing how steel harnesses are used to tie the oven together.

Matt Considine's Oven
This page shows the construction of an oven by Matt Considine. This oven is following the plans from The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens. This page has lots of large photos! It can take a while to download, so I would only recommend it to broadband users.

The Brick Oven Page
This site is run by Norbert Senf of the Masonry Heater Association. This is a great location to find information, pictures and books on building and using masonry ovens. I do believe that this is where we first learned of Dan Wing and Alan Scott's book Bread Builders.

Masonry Heater Association, Le Panyol Bake Oven Workshop
This page shows the workshop that was taught at the Masonry Heater Association's (MHA) 2001 annual conference. It is a demonstration of what is required to assemble a Le Panyol back oven. The course was taught by Jean Pivard and Albie Barden. My first exposure to masonry heaters and ovens was from an article either by or on Albie Bardon in Rhodale's New Shelter sometime in the 1970's.

URL: http://
Last Updated: August 03 2022
© 2003-2008, Dirk Howard
Smithfield, UT 84335