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Making a Dish Process

Potter's Wheel: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...

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I am a pottery...

Hello! My name is Gittit (known as Gigi to my friends), and I am mad about pottery.When I’m not thinking about pottery during the day, I am dreaming about it at night. This is perhaps because ceramics have been such an integral part of my life. They have been shaping who I am since the impressionable age of five years old.For over ten years, I have been hard at work at the potter’s wheel, learning and perfecting the craft that has become my passion and creative outlet. The wheel has truly captured all that is creative within me, and gifted me the most sincere form of self expression I can hope for. I also have a degree in industrial design, which...

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