• Here's a brief and very simple overview of working with clay: Sheri is throwing slightly more than one pound of clay on the pottery wheel into a mug shape.
  • The mug dries to a leather hard consistency - still soft enough to carve or impress but not so soft that fingerprints can be left on the surface - before the bottom is trimmed and the handle is added.
  • The mug with handle is dried thoroughly, then fired in a kiln to 1940 degrees which removes the water and hardens the piece.
  • After the mug has cooled, glaze is brushed on the piece or it is dipped in a glaze bucket.
  • The mug then is fired again to @2200 degrees.
  • The glaze is fused to the mug and it is ready to be used. 
  • Time from start to finish is dependent on when the firings take place - plan on one day of cooling after the firing day.