Salt/Soda Firing: Salt firing is a unique atmospheric firing process that creates the subtle surfaces on my pottery. At approximately 2300 °F, salt is poured directly into the kiln by using an angle iron. As the flames flow through the kiln, the salt vaporizes to form a glassy coating. Since the salt naturally distributes unevenly, the resulting wares have a varied surface that is matte in some areas and shiny in others, giving each piece a truly distinct look.