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Building a Clay Oven Workshop with J. Patrick Manley (Rescheduled to 7/19 due to inclement weather)

  • The Squire Tarbox Inn 1181 Main Rd Wiscasset, ME 04578 United States (map)

PRICE $610

Stay at the inn 2 Nights and receive a FREE 3 day workshop!







Friday, July 19th from 3pm - 6pm

Saturday, June 29th from 8am - 4pm

Sunday, June 30th from 8am - 4pm.


Join Pat Manley for a 3-day, hands-on workshop to build a clay oven at Squire Tarbox Inn. Learn the intricacies of building a clay dome in the thousand-year tradition of European and North American wood-fired baking. The workshop will begin Friday afternoon. Pat will discuss the step-by-step building process and what to expect for the next two days. Saturday and Sunday will be spent building the oven as a group. Participate in wood-fired cooking upon completion. This workshop is truly one-of-a-kind and space is limited to 10!

Class is limited to 10 participants. Register soon!

*If you are unable to attend Fri. you still have an opportunity to participate Sat. - Sun.

About J. Patrick Manley

Pat has been studying, designing and building wood-burning masonry heaters and wood-fired brick pizza and bread ovens since 1998. He has studied masonry heater design and construction in Sweden and Finland and travels throughout Maine and the U.S. building both heaters and bake ovens. Pat founded Masons on a Mission (MOM) thirteen years ago. MOM builds clean wood burning and vented masonry cooking stoves for Mayan families who live in the mountains of Guatemala. Millions of families burn open fires within their dwellings without proper ventilation, exposing family members to high concentrations of wood smoke and causing respiratory illness and loss of vision in the women who cook over "3 stone fires" daily. Pat travels to Guatemala every January/February to build stoves, bringing along a few dozen North American volunteers to help him. Read about Pat Manley in Down East Magazine and check out his 3-month, hand built brick oven at the beloved Purple House in Yarmouth, Maine.

What To Wear

Please come dressed appropriately for the event. Weather in Maine is unpredictable. Closed toed shoes are required. Loose clothes are not recommended. Please wear comfortable layers, workwear and bring rain gear just in case. Sunscreen and bug spray is recommended when working outdoors.

Earlier Event: July 11
The New World Wine Dinner
Later Event: August 2
Brian Kliewer Solo Art Exhibition