The first two pieces were of brown clay, which I treated with mineral oil prior to bisque firing. That may be why they are almost totally black.
This pot was wrapped with horsehair, and you can see a bit of streaking in that area.
The three other pieces were made of white clay, and coated with terra sig before the first firing. On this one, I used a metallic underglaze.
Getting better. More color, less black, but still not what I was hoping for. Used a metallic glaze on this pot, too.
Finally, this last piece, which I am embarrassed to say I forgot about and left at the studio. Someone had to point out to me that it was mine.
It is my favorite one of the bunch.
I am sure I will do the pit firing again next year, for the fun, but I'm happier with the results of regular kiln-fired glazing. There are enough inconsistencies in that process for me.