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Pit and Barrel Fire

Raw Flame Firing

Above is a beautiful example of the pit fire process, courtesy of The Harray Potter.

A Pit fire functions exactly as it sounds; a pit is dug and filled with layers of combustibles, pottery, and sometimes elements that help color and texture the work. Then the whole lot is set ablaze. The fire is controlled, however, since it is through careful monitoring of the heat and flame that the unique patterns are created.


My work is made by adding compost items (coffee grounds, banana peels, wet salt...) and natural materials (different barks, weeds, sand, and hair...) in-between the layers of pots using this firing process.

Currently I am limiting my pit fire work. Pit fire pieces are not available for commissions at this time.
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