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Featured Artist - Satoko Barash.

Soda/Salt kiln at my home
Salt firing dates back to mid-fourteenth century Germany when salt-impregnated wood was used for firing, taken from barrels formerly used for storing salt herring. An attractive natural glaze forms when salt or soda chemically interacts with the clay at high temperature. The result is a combination of a subtle salt glazing in the front of the kiln and more dramatic soda surfaces in the back of the kiln

Each firing is different and each piece is one of a kind. I love the surface created by the vapor dancing through the kiln and around the pots.


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