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Salt Glazed Pottery

Every photograph on this page is of a specific piece,
multiple perspectives, and details about each piece, can be seen by clicking on the image.

 There are many considerations when purchasing a vessel fired in this manner.  Insight regarding these nuances can be found in the Collector's Guide

 

Urn

Urn
 Natural Clay Body Salted
11 " H  x  7" D

Item: OLS-SG-145
$ 220

Urn
 Cobalt Slip Salted
6.5" D  x 10.2 " H

Item: OLS-SG-390
$ 220

Urn
 Natural Clay Body Salted
6.5" D  x 10" H

Item: OLS-SG-391
$ 220

Urn
Cobalt Wash Salted
5" D  x 7" H

Item: OLS-SG-392
$ 180

Carved Bowls

Carved Bowl
 Natural Clay Body Salted
5" H  x 10.3" D

Item: OLS-SG-346
$ 210

Carved Bowl
Cobalt Wash Body Salted
3.7" H  x 5.7" D

Item: OLS-SG-348
$ 170

Sake Cup

Sake Cup
 Natural Clay Body Salted
2.5" D  x 2.7" H

Item: OLS-SG-377
$ 36

Sake Cup
 Natural Clay Body Salted
2.5" D  x 3.2" H

Item: OLS-SG-379
$ 36

Sake Cup
 Natural Clay Body Salted
1.7" D  x 2.7" H

Item: OLS-SG-380
$ 36

Jomon Plates

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Jomon Plate
 Natural Clay Body Salted
1" H  x  10" D

Item: OLS-SG-158
$ 85

Jomon Plate
 Natural Clay Body Salted
1 1/4" H  x  10 1/4" D

Item: OLS-SG-155
$ 85

Jomon Plate
 Natural Clay Body Salted
1.4" H  x  10.5" D

Item: OLS-SG-204
$ 85

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Pilgrim Flasks

Pilgrim
 Natural Clay Body Salted
11" H  x  5 1/5" D

Item: OLS-SG-114
$ 130

Pilgrim
 Natural Clay Body Salted
13" H  x  7" D

Item: OLS-SG-112
$ 160

Pilgrim
Natural Surface Salted
13" H  x  6" D

 Item: OLS-SG-90
$ 180

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Jugs

Pitcher - Jug
 Natural Clay Body Salted
10 1/2" H  x  6" D

Item: OLS-SG-124
$ 120

Pitcher - Jug
 Natural Clay Body Salted- T. Almond Liner
11.5" H  x  7" D

Item: OLS-SG-221
$ 180

 

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Tula Servers

Tula Bowl
 Celadon Glaze Salted
2.5" H  x  8" D

 Item: OLS-SG-71
$ 85

Carved Bowl
 Natural Clay Body Salted
2.7" H  x 4" D

Item: OLS-SG-342
$ 70

Tula Bowl
 Celadon Glaze Liner--Salted
2" H  x  9" D

 Item: OLS-SG-83
$ 95

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Vases

 

Floral Bowl
 Cobalt Glaze on Porcelain Body
3.5" H  x  9" D

Item: OLS-SG-180
$ 120

Altered Vase
 Cobalt Slip Salted-Porcelain
7.5" H  x 4.7" D

Item: OLS-SG-230
$ 210

Carved Bowl
Cobalt Wash-Body Salted
4" D  x 2.7" H

Item: OLS-SG-351
$ 85

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Server
 Cobalt Washed Body Salted
2.5" H  x 3.7" D x 4.5 L "

Item: OLS-SG-334
$ 75

Server
 Natural Clay Body Salted
3.3" H  x 6" D x L 6.5"

Item: OLS-SG-332
$120

Server
Cobalt Wash Body Salted
2.5" H  x 3.7" D x L 4.5"

Item: OLS-SG-336
$90

 

 

The Process of Salt Glazing

Salt Glazing

 Salt Glazing is created in three different kilns at the pottery.
The single chamber Catenary salt kiln is a dedicated salt kiln.
While the two Noborigama wood fired kilns are salted in their back chambers.

        The effects of salt glazing, are created from sodium vapors released when salt added to the kiln at 2200F. 
The chemical reaction of these hot vapors with clay, creates a textural quality that is unique to salt glazing. 

         Prior to firing, all of Robert's pots are  "wadded"  to prevent their fusing to the kiln shelf.  The wad marks on each piece are an important visual element.

        While most salt pots are left raw prior to firing, Robert generally applies a celadon liner glaze, for functional and aesthetic considerations.

  Salt is usually added to the kiln between 2100F and 2400F .
In the photo above it is dumped from an angle iron directly into the firebox.

Robert Compton Pottery
2662 North 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443, U.S.A.
Phone: 802-453-3778
E-mail: Robert & Christine