Step 1: Make It
Each piece of pottery is carefully created either on the wheel or hand-made. I trim the piece to give it a better finish and on mugs, plates and bowls, I create a bottom rim.
Step 2: Bake It
Every item goes through two firings in my kiln. The first firing is called a bisque fire: the pottery is cooked, but it is still porous to absorb glaze.
Step 3: Glaze It
After the bisque fire, I glaze the pottery with glazes that I make from a variety of dry ingredients.The kiln is then loaded for the next firing. For this fire the temperature is higher, 2232° F. It brings resistance, colours are vibrant and turns it into a non-absorbent item. Once cooled, the bottom is sanded for a smooth finish.