I made some beads out of clay. When they were dry, I sprayed them with copper spray paint, and packed them into an old coffee can with some hay and small pieces of pine wood. I laid it in the bottom of a backyard fire and burned it a few hours. In the morning, you get to see the interesting results. Next time i will fire with horse manure, as that is supposed to make the clay more black.
photos and words by Rebecca Wood