Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: glaze, kiln firing

So this glaze is a copper red which turns out nice in a reduction gas kiln.
This upside-down berry bowl turned out nice & red… as the glaze should.

But you could a yellow “burnt” clear celadon look…

Or maybe even a mottled purple-ish color…

And if you’re “lucky” enough, you might get all of the colors on just one berry bowl. And by “lucky” I mean shocked to find out that this berry bowl was apparently in a pretty strong oxidation pocket in the lower back corner of the kiln. Lucky me, huh?!

Apparently, this is what happens when worlds collide…
the edge of the oxidation pocket makes a surprisingly straight line, huh?!

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