Sometimes the best things come only after the fire has burned.
While the pit is now full of water and ice, this fall saw our third attempt at pit firing pottery.
Pit firing is the first method that humans used to fire pottery almost 30,000 years ago. It was considered a great milestone in the development of civilization to have pottery as a tool, and something that has has shaped our species from then on.
With such an interesting story behind these pieces, and their ethereal smokey qualities with small splashes of textures and depth, pit-fired pottery makes a welcome gift for someone who likes unique and eclectic pieces.
I find looking at them is a relaxing experience akin to laying on my back and looking at shapes in the clouds.
This vase came out of the ashes
of this year’s firing.
What do you see in the piece?
What is something you like to do to stay connected to your history?
do you enjoy pit-Fired Pottery?
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