Wood fired and soda fired pots really add a new dimension to the selection of pottery available in our showroom.
Wood and soda firings are long (as much as 40 hours!) processes and require several potters to contribute enough work to fill the kiln, and then many helping hands to finish the firing of the kiln.
The results are beautiful earthy pottery that show the effects of ash or soda floating around the kiln at high temperatures, and then settling on the shoulders of the pottery to produce amazing glaze effects. .
This view shows the kilns and firebox at the Scott Creek Fire Place, where Elliott joins other potters to fill and fire the anagama kiln
From kiln construction to firing and cleaning the pottery, Elliott has shared in the experiences of the Chautauqua Area Potters