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c) VARIATIONS THROUGH SODA (P.E. MADDALENA)

17 PMpSat, 17 Apr 2010 21:28:51 +000028Saturday 2010

Peter Meanley, Pietro Maddalena, John Chalke.

Soda is a flux and on its way to the chimney will attack and change both in texture and colour any ceramic surface, clay, slip or glaze. Many potters exploit this fact and choose to benefit from it at different temperatures and intensities.

One very good use of the process, altering also temperature and firing schedule, is to soda fire lightly over a selection of otherwise normal stoneware glazes. This firing technique will give the work that extra richness of surface and colour that can enhance further the making process.