Soda Fired tenmoku bottle

Soda Fired tenmoku bottle


Bottle vase with sprigged and incized decoration. Tenmoku glaze.  Vapour fired to 1300 C in a gas kiln. It's very hard to do justice in a photograph to this piece. The action of the soda has turned the normally black tenmoku glaze a rich red, with yellow streaking around the neck, and transluscent green on the rim.


Soda, or vapour, firing is a firing process where sodium in some form - sodium carbonate or bicarbonate, is introduced into the kiln as a solution when the temperature is at 1250˚C. 


The soda immediately volatises, and combines with the silica in the clay to form a lustrous glaze with often spectacular surfaces where the flame has licked around the pot, taking the soda with it. 


The randomness of this process gives each pot its own unique character.


Prior to firing, the pots are dipped into different clay slips (liquid clay) to give different colours and effects. 

  • DIMENSIONS - Height, width if appropriate

    18 cm


    Please return undamaged in the original packaging within 14 days.