3/27/2012

Bang-les! :)

Well, I was supposed to prepare some pieces for pit-firing from this white textured clay. I didn't yet, but I made some bangles. Yep! :)

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"Pit firing is the oldest known method for the firing of pottery. Examples have been dated as early as 29,000–25,000 BCE. Kilns have since replaced pit firing as the most widespread method of firing pottery, although the technique still finds limited use amongst certain studio potters. Unfired pots are nestled together in a pit in the ground and are then covered with combustible materials such as wood shavings, leaves, metal oxides, salts, sawdust and dried manure..." source
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Bangles were drying during the week-end, and today I sanded them and left them in the kiln for the first firing.
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I'd love to pit-fire them, but I'm not sure about the result. Let it be an experiment.
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Here are some examples of pit-fired pottery on Etsy >>

9 comments:

  1. pit firing gives the piece an "ancient pottery" look doesn't it? I like it. It would be an interesting experiment .. your pieces are rustic .. I think it would be beautiful.

    ♥♥♥ love the leaf impressions.. can't wait to see the finished pieces!

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    1. Yes, Lisa, this is what I imagine too! It looks like pit firing it will give an interesting rustic touch to these chunky pieces.
      Let's see!

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  2. Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces!

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  3. love that nature comes around to give these pieces a beautiful finish in the kiln !

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  4. enjoy your pitfire! i love how you just don't know what the result will be and usually always better than expected :)

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  5. Yo también tengo ganas de ver el aspecto que tienen cuando salgan del fuego.Cuando iba a la escuela de cerámica recuerdo haber hecho una de estas cocciones, y pintábamos las piezas con sales y las envolvíamos en periódicos para que saliesen más ahumadas.
    Mucha suerte y por favor cuéntanos la experiencia que tengo mucha curiosidad.

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  6. Sí, nosotros tenemos que programar el taller de Pit firing, y lo estoy esperando con mucha curiosidad y ganas, tambien porque si me gusta, podroa hacerlo yo misma cuando quiera. Las pieza en principio habia que bruñir, lo que no he hecho con estos brazaletes.
    Ya veremos que sale. ;)

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