Gallery 1: Pit Fired Work
of my burnished pots is very important to me; they must
be satiny smooth with depth of colour and pattern
resulting in a vessel that begs to be touched.
Pit fired pottery has no glaze. The surface shine is due
to the time spent burnishing the clay with a stone during
the leather hard stage and again when dry. The colour
comes from the fire and the combustibles used such as
sawdust, seaweed, dog food and oxides such as copper.
These clay vessels are decorative and will not hold water.