Lying In A Pit And Looking At The Sky

Pit firing is the first method that humans used to fire pottery almost 30,000 years ago.

That’s a tremendously long time!

Prepping the pit before the firing begins

Pottery was considered a great milestone in the development of civilization – in part because people were tired of drinking their wine out of wooden buckets.

Pit-fired pottery in particular fascinates me with its ethereal smokiness and small splashes of texture and depth.

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I find looking at them is a relaxing experience akin to laying on my back and looking at shapes in the clouds.

It’s meditative.

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What is something you’ve seen when looking up at the clouds?

View our selection of pit fired pieces and see how it is made here.


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