Salt Glazed Texture
is a firing process in which pottery is engulfed in a sea of sodium vapor
introduced into the firebox of the kiln at 2000 degrees. The intense heat
releases sodium from the salt, which then flues with the (clay) pottery,
making a glass surface. The entire process is referred to as "vapor
of salt glazing, and wood firing, naturally creates glazed surfaces on
pottery, but also coats the shelves where pottery is stacked in the kiln.
prevents pottery, from fusing to the kiln shelves.
to preventing pots from fusing to shelves, wadding acts as a color resist
and leaves flame flashing patterns.
The size, shape and materials used for wadding, are important aesthetic
considerations for the potter.