Pit Firing 'Terre Brulée' Biranques

Helen Green Ceramix - Art et Poterie en céramique artisanale à Montpellier / Ceramic art and pottery, based in Montpellier, France

At Helen Green Ceramix' event, Grand Pique-nique de la Terre Brûlée, we pit-fire ceramic objects over two days, in Biranques (Hérault, France). Please sign up to participate in the Grand Piquenique de la Terre Brûlée édition 2019. You can make pieces to fire at the workshop in Montpellier a month ahead of the event, or simply attend the spectacular weekend firing.

 

'grand piquenique de la Terre Brulée' Biranques édition 2018

Many thanks to all the brave people who took a chance on the stormy weather and joined us for a lucky and successful pit firing this year! Zero breakage in the pit thanks to our fire-master! Pots were exposed to over 820°C in the wood firing sprinkled with copper carbonate and sodium chloride, banana peels and dried pomegranates. Photos of this year's event coming soon. See some images of my pieces, painted with fire, by clicking here!

 P.P. Helen Green Ceramix Pit-Fired ceramics Terre Brûlée à Biranques édition 2018 (30cmØ)

P.P. Helen Green Ceramix Pit-Fired ceramics Terre Brûlée à Biranques édition 2018 (30cmØ)

'grand piquenique de la Terre Brulée' Biranques édition 2017

Many many thanks to all those who participated in this year's very successful pit firing, in high spirits and great company. Lots of great work by all the participants and zero breakage in the pit! Pots, sculptures, plates and pit-fire-protectors, were all exposed to over 820°C in the wood firing sprinkled with copper carbonate and sodium chloride, overnight beneath a star filled sky and bright red moon.

See a vidéo of the event by Rémi Vionnet on Helen Green Ceramix Facebook page.

Photos by Rajaneesh Dwivedi :

 

Below are just some of the results:

 

'grand piquenique de la Terre Brulée' Biranques 2016

Many many thanks to all those who participated in our experimental 'greenware' (not bisque fired) pit firing, in high spirits and great company. Pots, pendants and pit-fire-protector sculptures, were all exposed to 950°C according to the pyrometric cone, in the wood firing sprinkled with copper carbonate and sodium chloride, overnight beneath a star filled sky.