I had the concept but not the term. I could blame
it on age but I've always had lost words, not a loss of words,
It's just not knowing what I'm talking about.
Maggie White wrote:
> Woody Duncan wrote:
> > The reddish brown color is the natural color the clay
> > turns if the pots are not smothered in the firing process.
> > The black occurs when the fire is totally smothered
> > with old ashes, dirt and dried horse manure. I don't
> > know the proper term to call this process.
> It's reduction firing--you're reducing the amount of oxygen that reaches
> the ware.