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Pit Fired Ceramic

Pit firing is a wonderfully unpredictable "primitive" firing technique.  These vessels were fired in a shallow pit dug at the beach.  The colors come not from glazes but from sawdust, cow dung, salt and seaweed lining the pit.


Pit Fired Ceramic

Tall Pit Fired Vessel

Hand built by pinching and coiling. Intentional mark-making with hand drawn copper wash line.