proces.

 

Handmade ceramics are the result of a very labour intensive process that easily takes a couple of weeks from start to finish.

Silt products are individually thrown on the pottery wheel and need to be air dried before further processing. Once leatherhard, the shape of the piece is finalized – again on the pottery wheel - by removing any excess clay and inconsistencies.

After a second drying stage, the items are fired at 950°C  which turns clay into ceramic material.  The product is still porous at this stage.  A glaze is applied by dipping, brushing or pouring which will - by a chemical reaction during firing- become glass-like. 

Typically the second fire – depending type of clay and glaze – is anywhere between 1100  and 1300°C.