5 lbs. Wadding (for wood fire, shinos and "kiln cookies")
Description: Wadding is added to the feet of your pots so your pots won't stick to the kiln shelf. Some firings like Soda, Wood Fire and some "dipped" shinos need to have 3 little balls of wadding glued (with elmers glue) to the bottom of your pots on a surface where the glaze has been wiped clean. This will lift your pot off of the kiln shelf. And, it allows for the atmosphere of the kiln to go underneath your pottery and flash the foot. (we like that-)
Mixing and Wedging: Add a bit of water at a time to make the wadding super-thick and start wedging it just like you would for a regular clay body you're getting ready to throw/handbuild with. Be sure to set aside a bit of your original wadding powder in case you add a bit too much water and it's sticky. This way you can powder your table/canvas surface and wedge in a bit of dry material.
Applications: Balls for wads to lift up feet from the kiln shelf. Shapes (like sea shells) to fire your work on in the wood kiln. This wadding can be thrown into kiln cookies to put under your pots to protect your kiln shelves. And, this wadding material can be thrown as molds for all kinds of good stuff. We've even melted glass into them and the glass pulls out clean from the mold.