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.
Item: OLS-SG-112 Pilgrim Vessel, Natural Clay Body Salted
13" H x 7" D, $180, Continental US Shipping $60
Item: OLS-SG-346 Carved Bowl, Korean Celadon Glaze, 5" H x 10.3" D, $ 210, Continental US Shipping, $54