LINCOLNTON – Known locally for his wood-fired pizzas sold at Good Wood Pizza in Lincolnton, Brian Rollins has a passion for dough, brick, and pottery. They are indeed related, at least as far as Rollins is concerned.
It all started while on a trip to Tahiti. Rollins saw a brick pizza oven that he really liked and decided to make one at his home. It took him nearly two years to make it. He now constructs and sells wood-fired brick ovens. He built the oven he uses at Good Wood, which has cooked more than 200,000 pizzas since the restaurant opened almost five years ago. To date, Rollins has built 61 brick pizza ovens.