SODA FIRE

     In the soda fire process, soda ash (sodium carbonate) is mixed with water and then sprayed into the kiln at a maturing temperature. At this point, sodium vapor combines with silica in the clay to form sodium silicate glaze.

     Atmospheric firing is very exciting to me because I can continue to influence the surface through the firing process. In addition, there is an element of the unknown. This exciting process produces surfaces difficult to achieve through other methods.

 One of my Soda Fires at Arizona State University

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