Firing Black figure pottery

By |2018-04-15T15:51:42-07:00July 3rd, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Exekias: Dionysos turning a ship into vines (Athens, ca. 530 BC) When your pot is dry, you fire it in a kiln. First you give it a lot of air, so the whole pot turns red, slip and all. This is because the oxygen in the air mixes with the iron in the [...]