Black Firing Tips and Tricks

Amongst the 'primitive' firing techniques you will find the technique of 'Black Firing'. This method involves heating a primitive gas-brick kiln to about 1000oC and then adding copious amounts of sugar, which then volatilize and impregnate the clay with carbon, giving it a mat black surface. Glazes may also be used with this method, which can result in some interesting effects. This weeks feature offers a black firing glaze and some tips and tricks for a successful black firing.

Black Fired Sculpture Salvatoris Rusty Red Black Fire Glaze

Copper Carbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate
Cobalt Carbonate

Black Firing Tips

Thanks to Salvatori Lolicato for the above information on Black Firing

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