Flour, Yeast, Sugar and Water


“Obvara  is a 19th-20th century Belarussian technique involving scalding the finish on the pottery to seal the porous surface. The bisqued piece is heated to approx 1650 F and removed and dunked into the Obvara mixure and then dunked in water to rapidly cool the piece. The pieces range from off white to almost black with speckles.” See http://www.upinsmokepottery.com/obvara.html
I was pleasantly suprised and happy that both this heavy coil pot and my delicate hollow apple survived the thermal shock. 100_9484