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The process of pit-firing is one of active collaboration with the elements of earth, wind, and fire. In a pit dug two feet into the earth, unglazed pots are nestled in a bed of wood shavings sprinkled with salt and copper carbonate. Organic materials such as coffee grounds, banana peels and seaweed may be placed around the pots, as well as copper wire or steel wool. All these materials contribute color to the pots in the pit. The pots are then covered with scrap lumber and firewood (from fallen limbs and standing dead trees) which is lighted and allowed to burn for several hours, until the pots are blanketed with ash. Each pot is uniquely colored by fumes from the materials in the pit, patterned by the flow of air around it, and blackened by contact with smoldering fuel.

Size 9" H x 6" Diameter
Capacity 150 cubic inches

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