Over centuries in many diverse cultures clay has been fired outdoors in unique ways. Here, in Africa there is a rich pit firing tradition.
The adventure and responsibility of working with fire adds excitement and immediacy to the art of ceramics. Pitfirings provide opportunities to let nature take part in the decorating of clay items.
You start off with a bisque fired item which is stained with oxides and then fired again in any dry garden "refuge" while spending time with fellow potters & friends around the fire.