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    Hi all - (reposting b/c I fear my first try failed!)

    So I'm determined to build a mobile horno oven in the style of Veraci Pizza's:

    They don't share specifics, but their site says the ovens are a "refractory clay mixture" and I've heard through the grapevine that they are a mix of clay and cement.

    I'm imagining that the process is similar to a Kiko Denzer-style build: a sand mold, covered over in a few layers, let to dry, and cured.

    But I've read elsewhere that the more clay you have in a clay/concrete mix, the more cracking you're going to have. That doesn't seem to be the case with Veraci's, however, and I'd love more experienced builders' ideas on how to achieve this.

    Once I get a reasonable idea what to mix with my clay (nice gray/green clay I'm harvesting), I'm going to do some testing out of different mix ratios, as these folks did: Building a wood-fired oven, part 1 | Little Hat Creek Farm

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice!