Espresso cups drying.
The clay must be completely dry before it is fired.
a small explosion
If there is moisture left in the clay when firing, it may expand and cause the piece to shatter.
A fresh bisque fire.
After this step, the clay has been transformed into ceramics. I love how the colors make their first, subtle change.
A water soluble wax helps keep the glaze off of certain parts of the piece.
Glaze before it is transformed by fire.