Prehistoric Pyromancy and Pottery Pt.2

…With the giant clay edifice cool and cracking, we began peeling back the layers to expose our work which lay within. The pots were still warm to the touch, coated in a fine black and white ash. We began carefully de-stacking them, reverently removing each vessel and placing them upright on a wooden board to assess how well they survived the fire.

To our surprise and relief all but one vessel survived the final firing. Not only did they survive, but the colouration on the surfaces were absolutely incredible! Reds, oranges, greys, ochres and amazingly, black. The assemblage of pots looked as if they were plucked out of prehistory, each one unique and beautiful.

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