salt / soda firing 

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Lidded box - salt fired with heavy reduction. Strong "orange peel". Rainbow effect at several areas.

Salt fired platter

Salt box brick fragments fused to several areas of this ~one of a kind~ vessel. Salt fired.

White porcelain slip over dark brown clay body.

Dark brown clay body with porcelain inlay, fired in salt.

Glazed and fired in salt / medium reduction.

Salt fired with heavy reduction. Great "orange peel" on the surface.

Large planter fired in salt.

Glazed and fired in salt; heavy reduction.

Salt firing is a vapor-glazing process where salt (sodium chloride) is introduced into kiln firebox at a high temperature. The salt vaporizes, and sodium vapor combined with silica in clay, forms extremely hard sodium-silicate glaze on the clay surface.

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