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RE: Pit firing

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Hansgen, Nuit (nuit-center.org)
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 11:33:38 -0500


also, use copper spray paint (or even red iron oxide washes in the form of a
wash or auto-body primer in spray cans) to get really beautiful effects--
the copper burns off slightly, leaving what I can only describe as a
butterfly-wing-like coloration...also, soaking the pots in salt water leaves
a pink tone.

We, too, use just a trash can and a variety of combustibles-- sawdust, pine
needles, cedar chips (hamster bedding), leaves, etc. If you layer the pots
in a spiral, the smoke will move around better and give you some nice
heat-flashing and burn off.

have fun!

Nuit

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