No one really knows why, as early as the 12th century, potters began throwing salt into their kilns to produce a glaze- but it caught on! Soda is now used as a substitute for salt, and reacts with the silica in the clay to produce unending glaze variations during the firing. In this intensive we will explore this history of salt glazing and use various clays, slips and glazes that are suited for the soda kiln. We will spend the week making and glazing ware and loading the kiln. The firing will be scheduled based on weather and students will be invited to attend. Includes access to open studio time for duration of class.