Pit Firing !
Pit- Firing is a primitive way of firing ceramic without glaze it is the relationship between form and smoke …it’s speaks to a simple, intuitive way of ceramic making that almost makes glazes seem contrived ‘when we glaze we cover our forms with glass’ and hide the pure nature of the clay.
It’s like putting the clay back into the earth and then using vegetation to fire it. After this you discover the most amazing almost archaic pots that you really have had no control over; and you can have no expectations about.
As I unearthed them I felt like I was on an archaeological dig. Even the broken ones became precious relics as I patched them with oxidized copper. !