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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

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.