Salt Glaze Process

Salt Glazing is a firing process in which pottery is engulfed in a sea of sodium vapor and fire.  Salt is introduced into the firebox of the kiln at 2000 degrees.  The intense heat releases sodium from the salt, which then fuses with the clay or pottery, making a glass surface.

The process coats the kiln shelves where the pottery is stacked.  Wadding is used to keep the pots from fusing to the kiln shelves.  The size, shape, and materials used for wadding, are important aesthetic considerations for the potter.  When firing covered jars, wadding is used under the lid on the galley, and under the pot, leaving beautiful patterns.

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								 								Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-243
Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-243

Item: OLS-SG-243, Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, 12.5" H  x  6" D, $375,Continental USA Shipping $58. 

This is a very unique vase as it showcases what we refer to as a ‘windward” and a “leeward” effect.  One side of the vase (the windward side) is heavily salted because it faced the fire and sodium during the wood firing.  The other side faced away from the fire and the glaze was affected differently, and has a softer look.

Wad Marks

Sodium (salt glazing), and fly ash (wood firing), create glaze on the pots, and on kiln shelves where the pots sit.  Wadding prevents pots, in a wood firing and salt glazing, from fusing to the kiln shelves.  The size, shape and materials used for wadding, are important aesthetic considerations for the potter.  In addition to preventing pots from fusing to shelves, wadding acts as a color resist and leaves flame flashing patterns.

								Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-243
Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-243
								 								Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-243
Iron Green Celadon Glazed Wood Fired & Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-243
								 								 								 								 Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-367
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-367

Item: OLS-SG-367, Cobalt Wash Salt Glazed Altered Vase, 8" H  x  5" D, $ 220, Continental US Shipping, $ 45.

								 								 								 								 		Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-367
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-367
								 								 								Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, OLS-SG-338
Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, OLS-SG-338

Item: OLS-SG-338 Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, 3" H  x  5.2" D, $75, Continental USA shipping $24. 

								 								 									Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, OLS-SG-338
Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, OLS-SG-338
								 								 								 									Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, OLS-SG-338
Natural Clay Body Salted, Cut Band Bowl, OLS-SG-338
       Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-230
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-230

Item: OLS-SG-230, Cobalt Wash Salt Glazed Altered Vase, 7.5" H x 4" D, $ 220, Continental US Shipping, $ 45.

Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-230
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-230
								 								Natural Clay Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-144
Natural Clay Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-144

Item: OLS-SG-144 Natural Clay Salt Glazed Vase, 14.5" H  x  7" D, $350, SOLD, Continental USA shipping $58. 

								 									Natural Clay Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-144
Natural Clay Salt Glazed Vase, OLS-SG-144
								 								 								Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, OLS-WF-353
Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, OLS-WF-353

Item: OLS-SG-353 Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, 9" H  x  5" D, $120, Continental USA shipping $24. 

								 								 									Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, OLS-WF-353
Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, OLS-WF-353
								 								 								 									Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, OLS-WF-353
Salt Glazed, Porcelain Floral Bowl with Celadon Glaze, OLS-WF-353
		Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-359
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-359

Item: OLS-SG-359, Cobalt Wash Salt Glazed Altered Vase, 9.2" H x 5.2" D, $ 220, Continental US Shipping, $ 45.

	Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-359
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-359
								 								 								 								 Iron Green Salt Glazed Mug, OLS-SG-165
Iron Green Salt Glazed Mug, OLS-SG-165

Item: OLS-SG-165, iron Green Celadon Glazed Mug, 3.5" H  x  3" D, $ 36, Continental US Shipping, $18

								 								 								 								 		Iron Green Salt Glazed Mug, OLS-SG-165
Iron Green Salt Glazed Mug, OLS-SG-165
								 								 								 								 								 Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Urn, OLS-SG-392
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Urn, OLS-SG-392

Item: OLS-SG-392, Cobalt Wash Salt Glazed Urn, 5" H  x  7" D, $ 180, Continental US Shipping, $45

								 								 								 								 								 		Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Urn, OLS-SG-392
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Urn, OLS-SG-392
								 								 								 Yunomi, OLS-SG-168
Yunomi, OLS-SG-168

Item: OLS-SG-168, Yunomi, 2.5" H  x  3.2" D, $ 36, Continental US Shipping, $18

								 								 								 		Yunomi, OLS-SG-168
Yunomi, OLS-SG-168
	Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-232
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-232

Item: OLS-SG-232, Cobalt Wash Salt Glazed Altered Vase, 8.2" H x 5" D, $ 220, Continental US Shipping, $ 45.

		Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-232
Cobalt Wash, Salt Glazed Altered Vase, OLS-SG-232
								 								 								 								 Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194
Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194

Item: OLS-SG-194, Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, 2.5" H  x  4" D, $ 75, Continental US Shipping, $24

								 								 								 								 								 Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194
Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194
								 								 								 								 		Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194
Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194
								 								 								 								 								 								 		Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194
Reitz Blue Salt Glazed Server Bowl, OLS-SG-194