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

Ken Chase kchase235 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 12:49:53 EDT 2016


Thanks Cyndy. 

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 4, 2016, at 8:02 AM, Cyndy Littleton <shorthill at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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