Terra Sigillata with Reduction Glaze (2021)
In reduction, I wanted to make carbon monoxide (CO) which would react with the colorants especially iron in the clay and bring about colour changes in the glazes. For reduction firing, I first made pots with local clay and fired them. I applied white slip ball clay on one of my works and red slip on the other. I applied iron oxide glaze on bisque wares and loaded them in gas kiln. I baked them to 900oC and reduced the gas to decrease the temperature. Simultaneously, I covered the chimney and made smoke inside the kiln.