Rough Point and a late July pit fire with clay pals have given me lots of firing practice. Each artist/craftsperson has an idea of what they wish to achieve, and I am finally learning what organics give me what colors/effects I want on my pit fired pottery. My “palette” is emerging with consistency and I can now, as I create, imagine my end result. It only took about 6 years but I did it! Looking forward to many more pit fires–there’s nothing like the smell of controlled smoke and the afterglow of pots in a pit!