Pit Fired Work and Process
Most pieces are burnished with terrasigilatta during the leather hard stage. After bisque firing I add the pots to a 55 gallon barrel with combustible material. I add oxides and salts as well. Some of the pots are covered with sea weed and copper scrubbies before they are added to the barrel. Once the barrel is filled to the top it's lit up to burn and then cool down. I never know if it will be successful until I dig out my pieces from the ashes and wash them off.