Vapor-glazing process touted as modern-day nontoxic replacement for salt firing. Gives slightly less gloss and orange-peel. Instead of salt, soda ash (sodium carbonate) in water solution is sprayed into kiln at maturing temperature, and sodium vapor combines with silica in clay to form sodium-silicate glaze. Recent research indicates that effluent gases are highly corrosive and no more benign (or destructive) than salt-firing fumes. See salt firingSource: Clay: A Studio Handbook


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