A voice over by Bob Hanson establishes salt glazing as the topic of this video featuring ceramicist Don Reitz. As a soundless demonstration by Reitz at the wheel plays, Reitz simultaneously provides a brief history and scientific description of the salt glazing process. Next a voice-over presentation by Reitz establishes his artistic philosophy and interest in ceramics. Int he next segment of the video, Reitz adds decorative finishes to a tall vase. Using cascading, ribbon-like details, stenciling, and a combination of underglazes, Reitz ostentatiously finishes a piece that will be modeled and softened during the salt firing process. The final segment of the video takes place outside of Reitz's Wisconsin studio, where he prepares a collection of works for the kiln. After closing the kiln, we see Reitz tossing rock salt through the burner ports.