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« on: June 26, 2018 01:02:01 PM »

I'm lucky enough to get to share some soda firings this summer... the first kiln only had some of my ugly "experiments" because I wanted to learn the process and see results before trying anything bigger or more complex, but so far, I think the soda firing has been fun!





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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018 08:46:15 PM »

These look cool.

What exactly is soda firing?
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018 09:11:40 AM »

These are amazing! I especially love the "lumpy" second one. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018 01:28:25 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018 01:33:43 PM »

Cool pieces, my favorite is the third vase, whose swirls suggest gusts of wind or ocean waves to me.  The unusual shape/texture of the second sample is intriguing as well.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018 01:34:31 PM »

Smmarrt - Its a firing process in which we have to spray soda ash (sodium carbonate or bicarbonate solution) into a kiln when it reaches its high temperature (around 2200 or 2300 Fahrenheit). It creates a glaze on its own or interacts with glass glazes on the pottery.

Kwality570 - Thanks! I kind of like the lumpy one too. I didnt like it so much before the soda fire, haha!
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018 01:35:28 PM »

Patraw- thanks! Im so impatient for handbuilding. I was trying to make the coil pot more interesting... still impatient. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018 07:15:41 PM »

Wow, sounds like a cool process! The results are so cool!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018 06:27:02 AM »

They turned out beautifully. We have a few pieces of what must be soda fired pottery based on how yours look. I think the orange hue and sometimes crackle effect are some of my favourite glazes.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018 07:57:37 AM »

Lovely surfaces!
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