Soda Firing and Thunder



This was a bottle that I soda-fired earlier in the semester– not realizing just how much residual soda there was in the kiln, I figured that a couple more pounds couldn’t hurt… and this is just one of the extreme examples of the runny glazed pots that came out of that firing. I only applied glaze to the neck of this bottle, but it fell down like an aquamarine ice curtain. The black slip I use also reacts strangely with the soda atmosphere– making these caustic neon green dustings on top of the slip. I’m pretty sure it’s not a food-safe reaction, so I think I’ll stick to my salt firings instead 🙂

I plan on making some new pots today, but I’ve got to hurry to beat the rain. I can already see the clouds, and the forecast calls for lightning. We haven’t had decent weather since Monday. I have a friend coming to visit from out of town tomorrow, and I’m getting more excited the more I think about it. I haven’t seen him in person in over a year. I didn’t make many good friends in high school, but he was one worth keeping. If I finish my planned projects today, I will try harder to post a photo of them 🙂


About Kira Call Ceramics

Just a girl in Wyoming playing with mud and making pottery for a living. Living the dream! :)
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2 Responses to Soda Firing and Thunder

  1. Megan THompson says:

    this is a beautiful piece.

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