The passion potters possess pertaining to pit fire pottery is a hot topic! The more I work toward this direction the more excitement builds – tempered with the grounding mantra “it’s an experiment” of course.
Here is a great example of awesome pit fire work, found on Facebook, Guarnera Potter – be sure to check out his other pieces on Facebook!
Speaking of Combustables!
- Banana peel. Orange-ish
- Coffee grounds. Gray-ish, orange-ish
- Copper carbonate and salt. Green, red and black
- Copper, cobalt and iron sulphates. Blue and red colors
- Copper wire. Most often black – if lucky red or green
- Ferric chloride. Often used in splashes. Great tones from dark red to light pink
- Sea weed. Colors depend totally on the type, the amount of salt in it etc.
- Steel Wool (black patterns)
- Many different kinds of other organic materials, nuts, leaves etc.
Great webpage and Pottery works: https://robertcomptonpottery.com/index.php/vermont-studio/firing-methods/pit-firing/