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pit fire temperatures

updated fri 25 jan 02


Martin Rice on thu 24 jan 02


Many of you responded to my question about pit firing and breakage with what
turned out to be a real wealth of information for me that will be extremely

I'm now thinking of underglazes and glazes for my pit fired work and realize
that I have absolutely no idea what kind of temperatures I'm going to reach,
which, of course, makes it really difficult to select the products.

My first pit is no 60cmx60cmx90cm deep. I want to test firing using sawdust
and then using wood. So my quesiton is: do any of you have any ideas about
what kind of temperatures I might reach this way?

Lagunas de Barú, Costa Rica