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Flashing in ceramics

What is Flashing in Ceramics – And How is it Done?

Flashing refers to changes in the color, pattern and texture of pottery.  It occurs naturally during firing when clay comes into contact with flame, wood ash or soda vapors.  However, it is now a sought-after decorative effect and can be achieved in modern kilns by using flashing slips. 

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I’m Lesley Milne, the creator of The Pottery Wheel.  Like many people, I used the potter’s wheel at school.  But then I began to focus on clay sculpture and I left the wheel behind.  However, more recently, I found myself being drawn back to pottery and the potters wheel.  And so, I have tried to pick up where I left off all those years ago. This blog is a chronicle of what I have learned as I got back into the potters saddle!

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Recent Posts

Flashing in ceramics

What is Flashing in Ceramics – And How is it Done?

Flashing refers to changes in the color, pattern and texture of pottery.  It occurs naturally during firing when clay comes into contact with flame, wood ash or soda vapors.  However, it is now a sought-after decorative effect and can be achieved in modern kilns by using flashing slips. 

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I’m Lesley Milne, the creator of The Pottery Wheel.  Like many people, I used the potter’s wheel at school.  But then I began to focus on clay sculpture and I left the wheel behind.  However, more recently, I found myself being drawn back to pottery and the potters wheel.  And so, I have tried to pick up where I left off all those years ago. This blog is a chronicle of what I have learned as I got back into the potters saddle!

The Pottery Wheel is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.  This is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for site to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  I also may get a small commission from other affiliate programs.

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