The soda kiln has been unloaded and it was another beautiful firing with lots of great pots. It seemed like everyone was pleased with the results. Every glaze firing does have a potential for bad pots. I’ve seen pots come out of an electric kiln with some glaze problems for various reasons. Most of those same problems can happen in atmospheric firings like gas reduction, salt, soda, or wood. The possibilities for problems are at the maximum with wood firing but all kinds of things are happening in the soda kiln also, and this can create beautiful pots or pots that meed repair like the one I have to fix from the first firing. You might even remember me writing about them in June. No, I still haven’t fixed and re-fired that casserole. It’s an easy thing to do, I just find it difficult to bring myself to doing it.
Soda Fired Vase
The good news is that I don’t have to repair any pots from this firing, I think they all came out great. I was fortunate enough to get some wonderful flashing on most of them.
Three Handled Pot
These pots and more will be at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival this weekend (Aug 15 - 16) in Atlanta. I’ll be in the booth with Kaboodle Home in a lovely spot near the lake. If you’re in the area come out to the park for some great art and say “hi.”