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



Tel 415-235-6825     Novato, California

© 2019 Melissa Woodburn

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The Pit!

The pit is dug, lined with sawdust and the vessels nestled in. Seaweed, cow dung, salt and kindling are arranged next and lit.