Sunday, November 29, 2009

Soda Firing Techniques, Tips and Soda Glaze Recipes is our gift to you when you sign up for your free Ceramic Arts Daily newsletter.

With so many different firing techniques available to choose from, all with their own set of requirements, it can be difficult decide which is best for your work, or intimidating to experiment with a new one. High-temperature atmospheric firing techniques, like soda, salt, wood and reduction, can be the most challenging to learn because of the many variables involved. To help you get started with soda firing, we’ve put together Soda Firing Techniques, Tips and Soda Glaze Recipes as a free gift. Inside, you will find articles and images from Ceramics Monthly that demonstrate the exciting aesthetic possibilities with soda firing and share practical technical information, soda glaze recipes, atmospheric slip recipes, soda glazing techniques and tips for firing a soda kiln.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, investigating a new direction for surface techniques for your own ceramic art, or want some new tips and soda pottery glaze recipes to add to your repertoire, Soda Firing Techniques, Tips and Soda Glaze Recipes provides an excellent resource. There is something for beginners as well those with a more advanced understanding of the technique, so download your free copy of Soda Firing Techniques, Tips and Soda Glaze Recipes when you sign up for Ceramic Arts Daily today!

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Use the advice, recipes and images of the artists’ work presented here as a guide to the surfaces you’ll get with soda firing, but be sure to do some experimenting and make the technique your own!

Soda Firing Techniques, Tips and Soda Glaze Recipes includes the following articles:

Soda Clay and Fire
by Gail Nichols
This excerpt from the book, Soda Clay and Fire, by ceramic artist Gail Nichols provides a primer on soda firing.

More is More: Lorna Meaden
by Stephanie Lanter
Ceramic artist Lorna Meaden uses soda glazes and soda firing to accentuate her forms and slightly blur the inlaid slip patterns she uses to activate the surfaces.
Lisa Hammond: Intuited Grace
by Phil Rogers
Along with an analysis of her work, this profile of ceramic artist Lisa Hammond includes slip and cone 12 slip and glaze recipes for soda firing.
The Many Layers of Kiln Wash
by John Britt
Britt’s how-to article on kiln wash covers what it is, how it works, why it sometimes doesn’t work (and what to do about it), which kiln washes to use for soda firings and ways to avoid the image at left, the all too familiar flakes of kiln wash that drop onto your pieces and melt into glazes during the firing.


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