As a daughter of a volunteer fireman, I have no fear of fire…a pitfire is a combination of specially prepared pottery, organic materials, wood, and fire to color the pottery in a unique way.
Experience (and possibly age) has taught me to enjoy each step of the preparation process. At the Newport Art Museum in our ceramics classes, our motto is “don’t rush to ugly (thank you, Charlene)…and now I try to apply that to every step of the process..
My pits have 3 layers–the base sawdust layer, the middle organics and pottery layer, and the wood as the top layer…. each layer deserves a post!