Pit Firing Pots

JV and DV took a class at Firefly’s intensive week that covered pit firing pottery.  They spent a week discussing geological formations which produce clay, looking at types of clays, learning various techniques for forming pots, and the methods to fire the types of clay.

DV found the various clays really different and produced a variety of results from – gorgeous ping upon firing (the ping means the pot fired well and completely) to explosion in the fire.

Keith Grenoble is a very talented, laid back instructor.  He loves geology.  The boys met him through flint knaping. He enjoys being with people and can’t help but talk about what he knows.

DV and JV enjoyed themselves immensely.  I spent an afternoon at the fire sitting and making cordage.  I almost wish I had taken this class.


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