Smoke Firing Chamber for Pots


Smoke firing chamber

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This photo shows how a dustbin can be used to create a smoke firing chamber. There are layers of newspaper, sawdust, bits of wood, straw and perhaps some copper, then the pots and other combustible material is placed on top. This is left to burn slowly, and smoke patterns are created over the pots. When the pots are cool and have been washed, they can be rubbed with beeswax to give a little shine.