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Pit Fire to Pond

I wanted to follow the methods of the oldest form of pottery- simply finding sticky mud and forming it. This pot would be brittle and useless and dissolve in water. Put this pot in intense fire, and something happens, the mud is irreversibly changed, no longer dissolves and

It holds water!

Earth and Fire. Water and Life

 

It begins with sticky earth

A human hand like neolithic times 3000BC

And a hole in the earth

We pack it with forms and dry matter

We set light to it and let heat do it’s work

We part the ashes and find our treasures

We dig further and line

And fill

And plant

And watch the animals come, the phoenix rise

Slowly