Mary Kaun-English
Pit-firing Projects facilitated by Mary English

Photos from St Ives Pit firing on Porthmeor Beach 2016.

Arial View
Transporting materials
Digging the pit
Shoring up the pit
Mary Explaining the process
Loading the pit
Lighting the fire
The Fire pit is alight
The pots emerge from the ashes
Opening the pit the next morning


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St Ives Art Festival Pit-firings on the beach: September 2011 – 2016

Portland Studios Workshops 2005-20016

Roseberry ceramic workshop 2008 – 2016

Broome Hall, community ceramic sculpture workshopsJuly 2014

Medicine Garden, Pit Firing Workshop May 2014

Painshill Park 2013 & 2014

Communal Pit firing event, SAOS June 2012

Tatsfield Group Mosaic Installation April 2015

Polesden Lacey National Trust, Pit-firing demonstration April 2016


Porthmeor Studios, St Ives September 2016

Porthmeor Studios, St Ives September 2015

Norway House Studio September 2014

Artist in Residence at The American Community School 2014

Pit firing process:

Download a PDF about the pit firing process Pit Firing Process