First round of Glaze Tests

Since so many were curious, here are the initial ash glaze tests I fired yesterday! All required some additions (not unusual at my firing them.) Some needed fluxes to help them get glassy, others needed stabilizers to keep them from running or crawling. There are a couple of lovely finished glazes in this bunch and others that need further tweaking. I'll be doing a secondary glaze test before firing any of the finished pieces for this special process. I love the alchemy of using ashes from a forest fire for something new and beautiful and special. The "salt of the trees" becomes transmuted through heat in the most beautiful way!!

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