View Full Version : So now there is a pottery forum lets talk about FIRE

17-11-2006, 02:18 PM
RIght, firing your pots is by far the most exciting part of pottery and ceramics - if not one of the most exciting moments out of lots of activities.

Raku is my favourite type of firing, however i do like wood firing but i get the impression you can only get brown colours from this type of firing???

Is anyone going to prove me wrong!

05-10-2007, 11:55 AM
Are you confusing wood firing with smoke firing? Smoke firing generally applies a brown/black layer over whatever colour you have underneath. Bonfire firing gives similar effects although the ash has an effect on the glaze (or clay surface). But wood firing is just one of several ways of heating a kiln, and allows you to fire at various levels of reduction depending on how you vent it. Reduction firing can give you just about any colour you want, if you can work out the appropriate recipe!