Chartreuse, pink, and purple are not colors you would typically associate with a wood firing, as these colors tend to get washed out in a high-fired wood kiln. For Richard James, the process of wood firing was central to his work, but he was often disappointed by the surfaces. So he adapted the process to fit the low-fire earthenware aesthetic he preferred. Now he finds he can retain the spontaneity of traditional wood firing, but also open opportunities for color and a more detailed surface. In today’s post, an excerpt from our revised freebie, Wood Kiln Firing Techniques & Tips: Plans and Instructions for Making a Wood-fired Kiln and Firing with Wood, he shares his techniques.- Jennifer Harnetty, editor.