Pottery > Soda-Fired Pottery

Soda firing is a process where the ceramic material is heated to temperature in a (usually) gas-fired kiln. Towards the end of the firing, a super-saturated solution of sodium carbonate (and sometimes bicarbonate) is sprayed into the kiln with a garden-sprayer. The sodium carbonate separates into sodium (Na) ions and carbon dioxide. The CO2 leaves the kiln, while a portion of the Na attaches to the silicon dioxide in the clay. You end up with a texture called "orange peel," because it feels like the skin of an orange. When the Na reacts with the glaze, you end up with running, color changes, and changes in surface qualities (i.e. matte to glossy variations).

Whiskey Set
Soda Fired Porcelain, Steel, Oak
16"x14"x6
2016
Coffee Set
Soda Fired Porcelain
7”x16”x12”
2016
Ewer Set
Soda Fired Porcelain
2016
Butter Dishes
Soda Fired Porcelain
6”x8”x4” approx. each
2017
Large Lotus Jar
Soda Fired Porcelain
40”x22”x22”
2016
Large Handled Bottle
Soda Fired Porcelain
20.75"x13"x10.5"
2016
Batter Bowl
Soda Fired Porcelain
8”x11”x 8”
2017
Incised Vases/Flower Bricks
Soda Fired Porcelain
16”x9”x9” (tallest)
2016
Large Lidded Jar
Soda-Fired Porcelain
14"x12"x12"
2015
Large Lidded Jar
Soda-Fired Porcelain
13"x11"x11"
2015
Soup Tureen
Soda-Fired Porcelain
10"x10"x10"
2015
Three Jars
Soda-Fired Porcelain
12"x10"x10" (Large Jar)
2014
Large Jar
Soda-Fired Porcelain
14"x12"x12"
2014
Cognac Bottle With Sippers
Soda-Fired Porcelain
12"x6"x6"
2015
Whisky Jug With Rocks Glass
Soda-Fired Porcelain
9"x6"x6"
2015
Liqueur Set
Soda-Fired Porcelain
12"x14"x14"
2014
Soda-fired Porcelain Dinner Set
Soda-Fired Porcelain
Dim. Var.
2013
Bottle and Basket Set
Soda Fired Porcelain
12x8x13
2009
Whiskey Set
Soda Fired Porcelain
14”x10”x6” (basket)
2011
Three Vases
Soda-Fired Porcelain
14"x9"x9" (Large Vase)
2014
Big Yellow
Soda-Fired Porcelain
32"x18"x18"
2014
Teapot
Soda-Fired Porcelain
6"x9"x4"
2014
Two Mugs
Soda-Fired Porcelain
5.5"x5"x3"
2015
Two Pint Glasses
Soda-Fired Porcelain
6"x3"x3" each
2015
Cup and Saucer
4"x6"x6"
2014
Pitcher
Soda-Fired Porcelain
10"x6"x4"
2014
Gravy Barge
Soda-Fired Porcelain
9"x10"x4" (vessel)
2014
Sake Set
Soda-Fired Porcelain
5"x6"x4"
2014
Kylix Basket
Soda-Fired Porcelain
12"x20"x16"
2014
$250
Harvest Basket
Soda-Fired Porcelain
14"x12"x12"
2014
$200
Two Bottles
Soda-Fired Porcelain
2012
Butter Dish
Soda Fired Porcelain
5”x10”x6”
2011
Pitcher
11"x6"x4"
2013
Two Cups
Soda-Fired Porcelain
2012
Two Cups
Soda-Fired Porcelain
2013
Teapot
Soda Fired Porcelain
11”x8”x5”
2011
Punch Set
Soda-Fired Porcelain
2012
Mug
Soda Fired Porcelain
4"x4.25"x3"
2011
Two Cups
Soda Fired Porcelain
3.5”x3.5”x3.5” each
2011
Bowl
Soda-Fired Porcelain
6"x10"x10"
2013
Mug
Soda-Fired Porcelain
4"x5"x3"
2013
Plates Installed
Soda-Fired Porcelain
dim. var.
2010
Plates Installed, Wider View
Soda-Fired Porcelain
dim. var.
2010