Thursday, December 3, 2009

Woodfire Soda kiln results

Here are the results of my sculptures! We had a really great woodfiring this last time. Oh, towards the end of the firing, soda was added to the kiln and that caused even more fun effects. Not quite sure what effects exactly, but we had a lot of great pots come out of the kiln. I'll post more pictures of the kiln itself before we unloaded it later.

The best angel. It's hard to see here, but she has two blue glass eyes. Some of the blue came from the celadon I put on it. The rest of the color is from the wood ash and soda. Both the bottle and the angel are soaking in water to help get the wadding off of the bottoms. Wadding is used in wood firing so that pieces do not fuse to the shelves. I'll post a picture of the bottom of the shelf too.
More angels and my kitties. So happy with how they turned out!
The Treewoman's face. No glaze is on this piece except for some flashing slip. The white areas were where the slip was placed.
Treewoman. She shrank quite a bit in the firing, but she turned out fantastically!


  1. Those kitties at the back are furry nice!

  2. WOW!! Those all look great! The tree woman looks very earthy. The cat's also look great. They look like they are children of "Fluffy". lol

  3. Gorgeous! I covet tree woman, but I'd seriously take a kitteh!