My salt-glazed work demonstrates an appreciation of the traditional early American practicality of old-fashioned pottery.
The salt glaze warms the clay surface for a special glow.
The process: These pots are high-fired in a reduction kiln. Referred to as salt-glazed because damp salt packets are thrown into the kiln when it reaches cone 6 (2232 F- 1222 C). The salt vaporizes and the sodium reacts with the silica in the clay body to form the glaze, often with a slightly orange peel texture. The kiln is salted repeatedly until it reaches cone 9 (2236 F- 1280 C), soaked at this temperature for an hour and shut down at cone 10 (2381F- 1305 C).