I'm still happily sorting through all the new pots here at the studio, took some photos of some to apply to some shows. This firing is reminding me of fall more than ever it seems, as fall is creeping closer and closer up here in these parts. The pots are more reduced and a bit darker and even flashed a brighter red this time. That could be because we put a pound less of soda in this time, as well, which was an accident, actually. We had all the soda measured out but didn't notice we forgot to put in the last pound we had planned to put in. So some of the pots were drier, but others came out with a nice balance of soda and red flash, which is usually exactly what I'm going for, I love dark red! I'm quite happy with this bowl below, had a couple of them like that, as well as the platter below.
I'm already making pots to finish filling up our round two firing that's right around the corner. Since there's a short making cycle this time, I'm making lots of cups, mugs and bowls, and hopefully some other pots, too. We'll see how far I get before I have to cut myself off before the firing. A potter always wants more pots.