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I hope you enjoy browsing around my shop! Namaste, Tara Leigh

You are welcome to join my pottery world on my website www.taraleighwarren.com
or on facebook :
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589112511

THE PROCESS:
Every potters process is slightly different. Mine begins by spinning a piece on the wheel or rolling out a slab for slab-made work.

After the initial "body" of the piece is created, it then needs to air-dry until it is "leather hard". This can take a day or two. In the stage of leather hard, the piece can then be altered, carved, a foot may be trimmed and a handle or decoration added.

When the piece is done being altered and designed, it is then left again for anywhere…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 4
  • Joined August 17, 2009

Favorite materials

Clay, earth, leaves, flowers, seeds, herbal aromas, twigs, rustic wood, old rusty metals, anything nature has to offer

About

I hope you enjoy browsing around my shop! Namaste, Tara Leigh

You are welcome to join my pottery world on my website www.taraleighwarren.com
or on facebook :
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589112511

THE PROCESS:
Every potters process is slightly different. Mine begins by spinning a piece on the wheel or rolling out a slab for slab-made work.

After the initial "body" of the piece is created, it then needs to air-dry until it is "leather hard". This can take a day or two. In the stage of leather hard, the piece can then be altered, carved, a foot may be trimmed and a handle or decoration added.

When the piece is done being altered and designed, it is then left again for anywhere from two days to a week or many weeks depending on the size of it, to air-dry again until the piece is completely dry. At this stage it is very delicate and the consistency of chalk.

The kiln is then carefully loaded for the first firing which is called a bisque firing. I bisque fire at cone 04. This firing takes two full days. This makes the piece hardened and in a condition ready to accept glaze. The kiln is then unloaded and the pieces are ready to be glazed.

The glaze process is quite time consuming and it can take many hours and days as each piece is "painted" with three coats of glaze. Pieces with multiple colors and detail work require patience and diligence to ready them for the final firing.

After the pottery is glazed it is then ready to be loaded into the kiln for it's final firing the "glaze firing". I glaze fire from cone 5 to 6 in an electric kiln. This process takes another two days to the finished product.

If decals are added, they are added after the glaze firing and are applied to the finished pottery and put into a third firing to permanently adhere them to the piece. This requires two more days in the kiln.

This whole process takes about three weeks total.

All pieces when finished are dishwasher, microwave and oven-proof. Always remember to preheat pottery with the oven if using as bakeware.

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