Solstice Pit Fired Pottery Results
The Summer Solstice pottery pit fire at Alki Beach was a success. It was a wonderful gathering of pottery enthusiasts. Strangers on the beach joined in the fun as fire dancers twirled fireballs, and stopped by to see the pots being fired. We used wood collected locally at a nearby forest plus some construction scraps as fuel. I weaved seaweed and driftwood throughout the stacking of the pots and sprinkled in some copper carbonate and table salt before burning.
Here are some of the results from the firing. We got a wide range of colors. I used a lot of various slips, clay bodies, and designs. I painted cats, owls, rabbits, fish, birds, and even a squirrel with colored slips. I also used geometric and organic patterned designs.