Hour 34. 1570f in front, 1142f in back. Started body reduction, so lots of smoke

Body reduction is the process of pulling metal oxides to the surface of the clay, darkening the colors. You close up the air in the kiln, creating a reducing (oxygen starved) atmosphere. You do this early, before glazes have started to melt. We’ll do this twice, once for the start if the kiln, once for the back.

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