The Cage fires up pizzas with a handmade clay cobb oven

CONSTRUCTION: A joint effort between community, business and MP Matt McEachan results in the creation of a clay cobb pizza oven at The Cage Youth Foundation. Photo: Supplied

CONSTRUCTION: A joint effort between community, business and MP Matt McEachan results in the creation of a clay cobb pizza oven at The Cage Youth Foundation. Photo: Supplied

THE Cage Youth Foundation will soon be cooking up pizzas in a unique clay cobb, wood-fired oven.

The oven was built in their recreation space at the foundation’s property at Redland Bay on Tuesday.

The oven came about from a discussion between Redlands MP Matt McEachan, who had built his own clay cobb oven, and The Cage founder Linda Grieve.

BUILDING FUN: Joining forces to build the oven at The Cage. Photo: Supplied

BUILDING FUN: Joining forces to build the oven at The Cage. Photo: Supplied

Mr McEachan garnered support from Rockcote, who donated materials and expertise to The Cage.

Young people taking part in a certificate 1 course in construction through The Cage built the oven, with Mr McEachan also rolling up his sleeves and kicking off his boots to help out.

Thanking Rockcote and Mr McEachan, Ms Grieve said the oven would be ready to fire up in two weeks.

It will be part of the recreation space where the organisation holds events and activities for young people and families.

BUILDING: The Cage Youth Foundation's Paul Bower and MP Matt McEachan roll up their sleeves and kick off their shoes to build a clay cobb pizza oven. Photo: Supplied

BUILDING: The Cage Youth Foundation's Paul Bower and MP Matt McEachan roll up their sleeves and kick off their shoes to build a clay cobb pizza oven. Photo: Supplied

The youth that took part in building the oven are engaged in a work readiness program for people aged between 15 and 19.

The organisation is running construction and hospitality courses as part of the program.

Mr McEachan said the pizza oven was a welcome addition for The Cage.

“I am thoroughly convinced it will be well utilised by members of the community for years to come,” he said.

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