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Fertilizers For Pit Firing

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Isculpt    96

You can check out Peipenberg video on saggar firing, He mixes salt and copper carbonate in layers of newspaper, wood and sawdust.

He fires in an oil drum with a few holes to help the burn along. Also Bet Thomas has some interesting work in the Alternative Firing book.



thanks, Marcia, I'll pursue those avenues as well....

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JBaymore    1,432

Half of what you read and see about pit firing has nothing to do with chemical fact. It is folklore.




Good one, Bob.






PS:  One of the BIG things I stress in my ceramic materials classes at the college is understanding Scientific Method.  I spend a lot of time on the concept of identifying and controlling variables before making cause and effect conclusions.

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