The bowl/cup/plate is thrown by hand on the wheel. The bases are trimmed making a nice rim on the foot for more stability.
The Bisque Fire:
Once they are bone dry they are fired in the kiln to 950℃, which dries and strengthens them sufficiently for glazing.
Glazing and High Firing:
I then glaze them in their own, individual style; some are fully glazed and some are only partly glazed before I fire them again to 1220℃ (cone 6).
Every item is one-of-a-kind. An item takes approximately 4-5 weeks to make, from start to finish, including creation, drying, bisque firing, glazing and final high firing. As you might know, my shop is a one-woman show. I am very fortunate in that I have a great number of orders to fulfil; so in a busy month it may take me 6-8 weeks* to fulfil your order. Large orders may take more time, but I will always inform you in advance about the expected timeframe.