Wood Ash & Flashing
When wood firing, the
pots literally sit in a river of flames.
Wood ash carried by the
flames, has a profound effect on a pot’s surface.
On unglazed pottery, fly
ash accumulation can produce a natural but rustic glaze.
may also impart a blush of toasty color known as
Pottery that has been
covered with a glaze prior to firing is enriched by the sodium which
is a component of wood ash.
Fly ash may leave a freckled pattern on
the surface of any glazed pot.
Wood firing effects are
At the end of a firing, fast flowing flames can make patterns by
depositing ash on the vertical sides of pots.