Here are three of my soda fired pieces from my intermediate ceramics class this past spring semester (2011). The plate was actually lucky enough to get into one of Gail Nichols soda firings while she was up on campus visiting. All of these pieces have such heavy soda accumulation on the surfaces that there wasn't any flashing except for on the bottoms of the pots. The soda looks green and glassy
good luck then, and keep sculpting awesomely!
Wow, these look so professional and perfect! What is soda firing? hahaha I'm in ceramics classes now but I've never heard of that before!
Haha, no worries I didn't know what soda firing or wood firing or anything was until last fall during my intro class... soda firing is a type of atmosphere firing that is fueled by propane to get up to temperature, but during the reduction stage of the firing process a soda mixture (light soda ash, soda ash, and calcium carbonate) is introduced into the kiln through ports into fire boxes. It turns out some pretty great results most of the time
that sounds so cool! well great job then, because that sounds like a rather complicated process and the final product is extra awesome
thanks I actually was able to get these pieces fired in other peoples' kilns, so I didn't personally have to do the whole process that time, but I am getting a plan together to build my own kiln and do a soda firing independently for the first time. I'm kinda nervous... :/