[Clayart] I think I already know, but need to ask regarding re-firing a wood fired piece

Cyndy Littleton shorthill at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 11:02:57 EDT 2016


Good morning Ken!
      Flashing is an effect fire has on a clay body. The flame interacts
with the clay body producing areas that can be red or orange. I've heard
flashes can also be gray or black. Some potters will strategically place
pots in the direction of the flames to get this on their pots.

Cyndy

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Ken Chase <kchase235 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cyndy:
> Forgive my ignorance. What do you mean by
> Flashing?
> Thanks
> Ken
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Oct 4, 2016, at 5:12 AM, Cyndy Littleton <shorthill at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a show this weekend and just got my wood fired pieces out of the
> > kiln. Unfortunately there was a cool place in the kiln where all my
> > pitchers and ginger jars were situated. The pots flashed beautifully, but
> > the glazes did not melt. Normally I would wait it out for the next firing
> > (next spring), but have a show. Can I put these pieces in an electric
> kiln
> > and not sacrifice the flashing?
> >
> > Cyndy
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