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Re: Pit firing

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Donald Peters (softsnow)
Wed, 08 Dec 1999 06:32:24 PST


Greetings all,
I've been enjoying the conversation on pit firing, but I have a couple of
questions:
1)I'm curious how those of you who have been posting pictures have been
getting the wonderful flashings on your examples? Are you layering oxide and
carbonate "torpedos" around the pots? (a technique I use in low fire salt
kilns) or are they occuring from the wood?
2)Lisa, I noted in your pictures you talk about stoking the kiln. Any
advantages to this over just lighting and leaving?

Thanks for any responses ahead of time.

Also, as I have not yet been able to convince my wife of the need for a pit
fire in our yard, I did manage to put some pots in a burn off pile a friend
of mine had (not quite as big as an A&M bonfire, but almost) and got some
wonderful results without the clay being covered.

Pat in N. Texas

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