Process

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Espresso cups drying.

The clay must be completely dry before it is fired.

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a small explosion

If there is moisture left in the clay when firing, it may expand and cause the piece to shatter.

 
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A fresh bisque fire.

After this step, the clay has been transformed into ceramics. I love how the colors make their first, subtle change.

 
 
 
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Wax application

A water soluble wax helps keep the glaze off of certain parts of the piece.

 

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raw glaze

Glaze before it is transformed by fire.

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presto!