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Why Soda Firing

The pots in a soda kiln usually don’t have much glaze on the outsides of them, they are glazed by the introduction on soda ash, which volatiles when it hits the flame and creates a glaze. The flame then carries the soda ash through the kiln and the pots become glazed wherever the flame and soda kiss the pots.

Here you see me spraying the soda ash which is mixed with boiling water, into the kiln at about 2200 degrees.

 The results can be greatly varied with this type of firing. For me, that's a big part of the fun of it. You never know with 100% certainty, what you will get from the kilns.

This pot shows where the glaze hit the surface and really added a nice difference in appearance. The green you see is a spearmint glaze that I used inside the pot and along the rim. The soda mixed with that glaze and made it very dark, almost black in some spots and almost white in others. You can also see where it kissed the shoulder of the vessel and the handles. The orange color is from a flas…

ARTucker is a Community Art Show

When ARTucker was first being planed it’s primary goal was to bring the community together through art. Patty Young, the event’s organizer enjoys the exchange of ideas and creative energy that comes when arts hang out together. So she created an event where artists could get together and visit each other as well as share our work with the community of Tucker, GA. She has accomplished just that.

People came out to see and support the artists and the artists came out to share our works with the community and each other.  Creative and business ideas where shared, artwork was discussed, music was played. We were singing and dancing in the halls. It was a party.

I was doing pottery throwing demonstrations and had a great time. I even came up with a new concept thanks to a question by a child. It’s funny where inspiration comes can be found. I think lots of folks enjoyed the demos.

Pottery Throwing Demonstrations by Lori Buff of Future Relics Gallery
Pottery Throwing Demonstrations

It sounds like the community would like even more Georgia artists to be a part of the next event. We might have to take over a few class rooms in the years to come.

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff

Comments

  1. sounds good to me; I still remember one @ 12 year old boy looking at one of my rustic looking brown leaf impressed plates and saying very seriously to me, is that a fossil ? kids have lots of good ideas.

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  2. Now that sounds like a great weekend for everyone!

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  3. That is pretty bold and brave of you, doing a demo like that :)

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    1. Nah, I do demos all the time, it’s fun.

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