This is my first topic, and the core of my passion of pizza making. I have been a great fan of pftaylor and his topic - Pizza Raquel. I have followed pftaylor's persuit of his perfect pizza, especially his pizza oven design and construction.
I visited the USA in 2007, and visited most of the top pizzarias, including a "closed" Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix Arizona. I checked out all of the ovens, as well as dough management techniques revealed in questions and observations.
I travelled to Naples, Italy in July 2008, and visited most of the famous pizzarias, including the amazing Salvo just outside Naples. Once again, I gleamed as much information as possible, and then came home to design my "ultimate oven".
Home is Cape Town, South Africa.
The 3 pic below show the current 2-piece design, before insulation.