Soda Glazing

9780812215717: Paperback
Release Date: 29th October 1995

20 color,70 b/w illus.

Dimensions: 155 x 235

Number of Pages: 96

Series Ceramics Handbooks

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Soda Glazing

Soda glazing is the environmentally safe alternative to firing a salt kin.

Paperback / £21.99

Soda glazing was, for many years, the neglected cousin of salt glazing. As pollution laws have become stricter, however, more potters have turned to soda and, to their delight, found not only the traditional orange peel surface but also a subtle palette of colors that have made them sit up and take notice.

In this book Ruthanne Tudball discusses the history of and techniques involved in soda glazing. She includes body and slip recipes, kiln designs, and firing methods specifically developed for soda glazing. She illustrates her text with the work of an international group of artists.


1. Soda glazing: a brief history
2. Clays and color
3. Kilns and firing
—John Teiser's Kiln
—Jack Doherty's Kiln
4. Introducing soda into the kiln
5. Individual potters and their working methods

1: Soda slip tests
2: Slip and glaze recipes
3: Clay analysis


Ruthanne Tudball is a well-known potter, teacher, and lecturer. She is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association and is on the Craft Council List of Selected Makers. Her work appears in private and public collections in Europe as well as the United States.