My little pots go through many stages to get a finished pot, thought you might be interested to see?
1// Start with a ball of clay
2// I roll in to sheets and make the basic shape.
3// This is then smoothed to create a clean surface
4// I then add the markings and give a little face
5// The pot then dries for 4 days till totally dry
6// The first (biscuit) firing takes about 10 hours for the kiln to get up to temperature and a further 10 to cool down and leaves a pale porous pot.
7// I then paint with glaze. The glaze can often be a totally different colour to the finished colour.
8// The pot is then glazed for second time to a higher temperature taking 24 hours to heat and cool.
Then finally I can release my pretties out into the world for you guys to enjoy!!