was estimated that the pit reached around 1600 degrees Fahrenheit
so the pit was still hot and toasty as we started to unload it
around 10:00 a.m. the next morning. Amongst the coals and ashes
appeared the ceramic ware with wonderful rust and black marks
left by the copper wire and mesh, along with lots of red flashing,
oranges, rusts, whites and deep blacks.
see the results of a couple of pieces from this firing by ceramic
artist, Cara Macambi click
Also, If there is anyone else who attended this workshop and
has some pictures of the results, please don't hesitate in sending
me some close ups of your pieces so I can add them to this web
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Solano Community College or Terry Sullivan of
the Nottingham Center for the Arts click on their names to send
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by Andy Clift
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