Pit-Fired Pottery

 When thinking about pit-fired vessels one may think of rather simplistic and unchallenging forms haphazardly placed if not tossed into the evening campfire with Laissez-faire practices and greyish results. These however bear the marks of the flame and were variously spread throughout the pit in which they were fired. The fire was also tended well by various members of our team fuel added regularly and carefully with careful attention paid to the needs of the fire and adjustments made accordingly. Treated to a slow reduction cooling period of over 2 days the pieces were unloaded from amidst the embers and the intimate contact between ceramic and coal is evidenced by the variegated surfaces seen throughout the grouping of vessels.