Pitfire test series to understand the process of painting with fire. Artist and Technician Wang Shuo from the Pottery Workshop gave a Pit firing workshop about the theory and practice of the firing to our students from Product Design ArtEZ. As the flames dance around the vessel in the fire pit colours are thrown across the surface of the clay. Pit firing is the original method for baking clay. It dates back nearly 30,000 years ago. Pit firing is an atmospheric process all of the colors and patterns are derived from the process and what is consume in the fire. Items that are burned will turn to vapor and will swirl around the pieces in the pit.
Many testpieces have been made and research will be continued at ArtEZ Product Design.