How can you achieve a soda ash fired look w/ Commercial Glaze? i'm a student at a local Community College and want this look. I like the oranges and teals.

Any info would be appreciated.

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I've been reading and realize that there is such a vast amount of info about this and that the firing, type of glaze (SCM,etc) are needed to produce this type of result. If it was so easy then there wouldn't be a need for this type of forum ha.

Think I'm getting the bug for spraying. Of course, there is no variation in the firing at our college but I'm thankful to have this way of learning.

Thanks to all who participate in this forum.

I have noticed that Hannah's fake ash glaze takes on a bumpy "orange peel"-like appearance where it is sprayed thinner than is needed for it to do its characteristic runs and rivulets. This is similar to what happens sometimes in salt firing. 

Thanks for the reply. Great sites you sent.  I'm taking a night course at the CC from an instructor who has access to a gas kiln starting tomorrow.

You can try to sprinkle screened wood ash as the pot is wet from glaze application    I use a flour sifter to sprinkle

Why not just make up a glaze. Here's a link to the nutmeg and other glaze which gives a very good soda fired color at cone 6 oxidaiton:

http://ceramicartsdaily.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/cmfeb03woode...

When I get around to setting up a studio again, I am going to explore this because I miss my soda kiln and those lovely, warm colors of the soda flashing slips.

June

Here's a copy of that nutmeg glaze with the white satin over it as an accent. It's a rich wood fired brown if 100% Nutmeg is used and he usually mixed 2/3rd nutmeg and 1/3 of the white for a lighter more reddish/orange look. He says in the article that he fires cone 6 for the wood fired, dryer look and at cone 7 it still look more like salt fire, because of a slight gloss.

Beautiful pot George!

George Lewter said:

I have noticed that Hannah's fake ash glaze takes on a bumpy "orange peel"-like appearance where it is sprayed thinner than is needed for it to do its characteristic runs and rivulets. This is similar to what happens sometimes in salt firing. 

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