|Dimensions||17 x 4 x 8 in|
In this piece, I use an ancient pit-firing technique that has been used for thousands of years. Although I use it strictly for decorative surfaces, it was the way people of the past fired their wares to make utilitarian pottery that was essential to everyday life. The pit-firing is done in a small pit with a mixture of hardwood, sawdust, salt, and copper. Careful attention to an even, slow-burning fire must be maintained for at least a 24 hour period. The effects of the heat and the reaction of the materials gives each piece its own character, depending on where it is in the pit.
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