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Small soda fired bottle

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What a cutie! small in size, but just as beautiful as it's full grown friends. this guy would be perfect to display a single small wildflower or clover. I glazed it with a glaze I made from mixing ash from my charcoal grill with clay and water. After the vase was thrown I fired it in a soda kiln.

Vase is 3 1/2 inches tall

About Soda Firing

Soda firing is a labor of love! After the pottery is thrown and trimmed on the wheel using either stoneware or porcelain, it is fired in an electric kiln to about 1800 degrees F. This first firing is called the bisque firing and its purpose is to remove all the water from the clay and strengthen it for glazing. Then the pot is glazed. Most of my pots are glazed using different combinations of wood ash(a by-product from the wood kiln) clay, water and feldspar. After the pots are glazed they are put on clay stilts called "wads" The wads or wadding keeps the pottery from sticking to the kiln shelves. It also leaves light colored marks on the bottom of the pots and lids. After the pot is "wadded" it gets loaded into the kiln and fired to 2400 degrees F. This process takes about 12 hours. When the kiln reaches 2300 degrees I spray baking soda and water into the kiln. This "soda" reacts with the clay and glazes and "warms up" all of the colors. The pots take three full days to cool down.

Small soda fired bottle


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Stoneware, glaze, ash glaze, wood ash
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