"Unloading the pit"
This has got to be the worst part of the whole pit firing process. We were messing around in the ashes and chemical residue, digging our foil-wrapped prizes out of the muck
Sometimes, the color of the aluminum foil was prettier than the pot that came out of it.
This was one of mine. I did good at getting lots of black!
The next job was to scrub all the soot away.
But, we're still not done. Now, they need a coat of floor wax or acrylic spray, or some other protective coating. More chemicals! Oh, did I mention? None of these pots is food-safe.