Pots fired in a pit kiln built in the sand on Laig beach on @isleofeigg by @alistairdearie
Around 40 people popped by to see what Alistair was doing - helping gather and cut firewood for the kiln, provide a new stovepipe (thanks Mairi & Lachlan) and watch as the pots came out. The sand had changed colour, becoming more pink, after the firing. Alistair wasn’t sure why that had happened.
When they went in, all the pots were the same colour. Depending on where they were in the kiln, how close they were to the fire and whether the sand had collapsed on them or not, each pot came out a different colour and with different markings.
After the firing, the kiln shelves and stovepipe were removed and charcoal that had been created given to a local artist. The sand that had formed the kiln fell back into place and it was like it had never been there. What a magical few days.