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Soda-Fired Porcelain Goblet

Zan Barnes

$48.00

Wheel thrown and stamped porcelain goblet fired in a soda kiln. Expect slight differences in the surface due to the nature of soda firing.

  • Approximately 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Porcelain
  • Cone 10 soda fired
  • Sold individually
  • Made in NC

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Description

“Soda firing is a technique where during the firing, I dissolve soda ash into water and spray it into the kiln. The soda boils away into vapor and reacts with the silica in the clay to make a glaze on the surface of the pots. Because the soda vapor is carried through the kiln on the flame, no two pieces ever look exactly the same. The dynamic flashing on the surface and iconic orange peel texture are all a product of the soda.”

Zan Barnes

Pottery has been a tactile interaction for me all of my life. Every dish that passed through my hands as a child was made by my father. Pottery was never the untouched piece on the top shelf of the china cabinet; it was the much loved mug that you dig for every morning because somehow the coffee just tastes better out of that one.

Description

“Soda firing is a technique where during the firing, I dissolve soda ash into water and spray it into the kiln. The soda boils away into vapor and reacts with the silica in the clay to make a glaze on the surface of the pots. Because the soda vapor is carried through the kiln on the flame, no two pieces ever look exactly the same. The dynamic flashing on the surface and iconic orange peel texture are all a product of the soda.”

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