Wood firing or pit firing is an elemental and involved process.
Bisque fired pots are sprayed with copper or oxide and then placed in a large pit which is interspersed with wood fuel. The pit is then covered with corrugated iron and set alight. The fire is maintained for a long period of time, depending on the size of the kiln and produces spectacular smoky, wave-like marks on pots as the flames lap against the clay.
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