Pit Firing Process

Generally speaking, pottery that is referred to as being Pit Fired is not glazed. It has been fired in an open bon-fire or primitive pit kiln.  When these burnished pots come into direct contact with sawdust, carbon trapping may occur, creating a deep black color.

Copper is added to the Pit before stacking wood over the pots.  As the firing progresses the copper vaporizes and flames fume the pieces with gaseous patterns of red, blue, green and yellow. After firing hot wax is used to seal the surface and enhance the colors. 

Pit fired Vessels are not water tight.  If you want to put flowers in the vase use only dry or silk flowers.

Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-033
Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-033

Item: OLS-PF-033 Pit Fired Vase, 9.7" H  x  5.5" D, $ 240, Continental US Shipping, $38

Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-033
Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-033
Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-032
Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-032

Item: OLS-PF-032 Pit Fired Vase, 7" H  x  5" D, $ 150, Continental US Shipping, $38

Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-032
Pit Fired Vase OLS-PF-032