Steve Bogue on fri 3 mar 06
Has anyone tried firing a salted wood kiln to cone six instead of ten with
a mid range body? If so, howd it go. Was there any ash effect or was it to
dry.Just somthing i've been thinking about for a couple of days.
Vince Pitelka on mon 6 mar 06
I do cone 6 soda, and I like the results and the ease of firing to only cone
6. It is hard to get wood ash to flux, but the salt might do it. I do not
know anyone who wood-fires to cone 6, but I hope there is someone out there
who has tried it with salt. You could not get the kind of effects you get
at cone 10 wood, but it might still be very interesting with the salt
fluxing the ash.
Good luck -
Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Technological University
Smithville TN 37166, 615/597-6801 x111
ronan peterson on mon 6 mar 06
steve, i have fired cone 6 soda in a gas/reduction soda kiln, with very
exciting results. flashing slips flashed and clay bodies did get a very
subtle orange peel surface. julia galloway has done quite a bit of cone 6
soda. may give you some good info to start off with for cone 6 wood/salt.
also, an article in ceramics monthly years ago discussed cone 6 reduction
and had some cone 6 reduction glazes. i think wood fly ash needs a hotter
temp to do a good melt, i seem to recall around cone 9, but the salt could
flux it out for a nicer wetter surface. good luck, ronan peterson
>From: Steve Bogue
>Subject: anyone tried cone 6 wood/salt
>Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 21:00:49 -0500
>Has anyone tried firing a salted wood kiln to cone six instead of ten with
>a mid range body? If so, howd it go. Was there any ash effect or was it to
>dry.Just somthing i've been thinking about for a couple of days.
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