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 fuses 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 the pottery is stacked in the kiln.
prevents pottery, from fusing to the kiln shelves.
to preventing pots from fusing to shelves,
The size, shape and materials used for wadding, are important aesthetic
considerations for the potter.
wadding acts as a color resist
and leaves flame flashing patterns.