Pit Fired Process
Generally speaking, pottery that is referred to as
being pit fired, is not glazed,
and has been fired in an open bon-fire or
primitive pit kiln.
When burnished pots come into direct contact with
carbon trapping may occur, creating a deep black color.
Copper is added to the pit before stacking wood over the pots.
As the firing
progresses the copper
vaporizes and flames fume the pieces
with gaseous patterns of red, blue, green and
After firing hot wax is used to seal the surface
and enhance the colors.