The fancy details have long since weathered off of my bread oven, but I still think it’s a thing of beauty with it’s smoky patina and unapologetic functionalism.
I am collecting images form medieval woodcuts of an oven like this that was portable, and could be taken to market on a two wheeled cart. Bakers sold breads and pretzels in the streets in the 1400s using portable ovens. I found images in books of clay ovens used by the Romans, as well. It has me thinking what my own smaller clay oven might look like. Yet another project to scheme on while I drive up and down 23 to school!