Firing Info

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Vaporizing salts in a kiln allows for a variety of reactions to occur on the surfaces of pottery. I enjoy soda and wood firings for the wide range of results that can happen on the clays I use. I usually fire to 2350 degrees Fahrenheit in a gas powered kiln which allows me to play with the amount of flames inside though occasionally I take part of wood firings (pictures above) which fire for usually 2 days powered solely on firewood. When I fire my kilns I am playing with the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere. Depending on how tight I pack my kiln, and the reaction of my glazes, my work flashes different colors ranging from orange, grey, yellow and purple. I never know what will result from my firings because of the many variables involved, and honestly I prefer to fire my things in the hope to surprise myself!

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