There are colour and black and white images of various jugs, storage jars, bottles and beer steins showing the characteristic 'orange peel' surface of salt glazing
. Regrettably there was little information on the actual salt glazing
As was observed by the author: "High-temperature soda glazing had its origin in the 1970s, when there were attempts to find less-polluting, chloride-free alternatives to salt glazing
A brief history of salt glazing: Salt glazing dates back to the 15th century.
In my opinion, the large scale production somehow blocked a more risky type of experimentation with the use of salt glazing. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that independent ceramists in Europe, the United States and Australia, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, added many new twigs to the technology and the artistic way of using it.
Up to the 20th century there was no tradition of salt glazing in Denmark.
In 1989 I established a salt kiln at the School of Arts and Crafts in Kolding, Denmark and taught the techniques of salt glazing for a possible third generation of 'salters'.
FROM FOUND OBJECT TO FINISHED WORK OR MY WAY OR SALT GLAZING: The entire process of creating a sculpture starts with a found, given or purchased object that inspires me.
Here you can watch the traditional techniques of hand moulding, hand throwing & casting and specialised salt glazing
An interest in copper reds and celadons produced a few years of genteel poverty and then in 1980 he built a woodfired salt glazing
North-East company Errington Reay, established in 1878, uses traditional methods of hand throwing, moulding, casting and specialised salt glazing
and firing techniques which result in an unusual textured finish with a warm, umber glow.
Salt firing is a technique Reitz has pursued and mastered: In the early 1970s, Reitz was at the height of his exploration of salt glazing
, firing his work at his studio in Dodgeville, Wisconsin; teaching at University of Wisconsin--Madison and presenting workshops around the country.
The situation of Goldsmiths in a densely populated area of London together with concerns around environmental pollution prevented her experiments with salt glazing
but encouraged her to seek out other means of achieving the surfaces she was tying to create.