Pit Fired Work

Pit fired ware is not food safe because it is not vitrified due to being a primitive firing technique. When firing this way burnished pre-fired (cone 010) pots are loaded and mixed with combustibles including sawdust, banana peels, calcium carbonate, orange peels, corn husks to name a few. The fire is toped with hardwoods and lit. Once the flames begin to die down a metal cover is placed over the top to help the fire smolder. The fire is left to smolder until it is cool enough to unload. The pieces are then cleaned and rubbed with Tung oil and buffed to a shine.

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