I can get lost in the sumptuous surfaces of Gail Nichols’ soda fired work. The way she skillfully “paints” her pots through the firing process is fascinating and the results are breathtaking – from the rich dimpled textures to her trademark “soda ice” blue hues. Though I have never participated in a soda firing, it rose to the top of my “must do list” after reading Nichols’ book . Now, I just need to find someone willing to share their soda kiln (sigh). In today’s feature, we bring you a couple of Gail Nichols’ recipes and techniques for soda firing.–Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
The following techniques and recipes are for fuel burning kilns and should not be used in electric kilns.
This article is part of Soda Firing Techniques, Tips and Soda Glaze Recipes, a free resource available to subscribers to Ceramic Arts Daily.
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