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Pit Firing: Finally!!

Finally got the pit firing underway today (Friday: 2 weeks late due to finger injury)…. the pressure is now on for installing artwork in the gallery on Monday.. but such is life!! Lots of pain killers should see me through! I think the pit firing went well. I seemed to achieve enough temperature for a good body of coals within the pit and after covering with corrugated iron a nice smouldering seemed to be take place. All I can do know is keep my fingers crossed, as ironic as that may seem!! Pics to come of the results tomorrow (if they’re good!!)

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7 thoughts on “Pit Firing: Finally!!

  1. I always wanted to try this. Hope you have great luck.


    Posted by Holly | November 6, 2011, 12:53 am
  2. It looks like the works are allready glazed. Or is this just the way of fotography?


    Posted by Hanneke Bruijnje | November 19, 2011, 7:05 am
  3. Hi Hanneke… pit fired works are not glazed. The colouration comes from the organic ingredients in the pit and the fuming from salts, etc in the pit. Afterwards they are are polished with wax to highlight the organic tones. 🙂


    Posted by Dawn Whitehand | November 19, 2011, 8:02 pm


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