Fungoid Form


Fungoid Form
Earthenware Fletcher Brownbuilt Pottery Award, Premier Award Winner 1983

The surface markings of this large soft fired sphere are due to the pit-firing process whereby a large pit is dug into the ground. Sawdust is placed in the base and metallic oxides such as copper and iron are scattered around. The work is covered with wood and the whole pit loosely capped with corrugated iron roof. Firing of the wood takes only several hours and the resultant markings are due to the placement into the sawdust (black) and the burning of the oxides (pinks and oranges).

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