Thursday, January 21, 2010

Large Tsubo Showing an Effect Similar to Salting

Over the years I have been asked many times whether we used salt or soda to produce the effects shown on our pots. The fine wood ash acts much the same as a vapour firing (e.g. salt) and produced the effects shown here. We never used glaze or added anything but ash to produce the colour or effects we achieved.

1 comment:

  1. Some of the soluble salts in my ashes are quite alkaline, oak ash frosted the inside of a cup I was using. That storage pot looks great, is it like that all the way round? My soda glaze experiments produce a variety of colours depending on thickness...from red to black then to clear and shiny and then finally yellow.