PfeifferFireArtsShop

Fine handcrafted and functional stoneware pottery.

Elkmont, Alabama · 2 Sales

PfeifferFireArtsShop

Fine handcrafted and functional stoneware pottery.

Elkmont, Alabama 2 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   We completed a glaze firing recently so watch for more pottery listings soon!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 8, 2016

We completed a glaze firing recently so watch for more pottery listings soon!

Daniel and Laurel Pfeiffer

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Daniel and Laurel Pfeiffer

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Our Production Method

We are often asked how long it takes to make a piece of our pottery. Well, the short answer is between a couple of days and a couple of months! You see, each individual item we make may take 1 - 12 "hand hours" but that is likely done, a bit here and there, over a calendar period of 4 - 12 weeks.

Our process starts by acquiring the right kind of clay and then preparing it for what is being made. We hand create a variety of pottery items using a potters wheel, slab, or pinching the clay. For our bake ware, we use clay that has been specially formulated to withstand the stress of the pot being baked. Each pottery item is created by hand, trimmed, sanded, and fired twice. The first firing, to about 1900 degrees Fahrenheit, will harden the piece and eliminate all organic material and water. The second firing, to about 2400 degrees Fahrenheit, occurs after we have glazed the pot to eliminate porosity and create the fine finish seen on our pots.

Since we make all of our own glazes we can insure that each pot is food safe and dishwasher safe. All of our bake ware line is also microwave and oven safe. Because all of our pottery is "high fired" to 2400 degrees Fahrenheit, it is less prone to chipping during normal daily use.

We make durable items that you will use and enjoy for many years to come. So that lovely mug you are using may have about 90 - 120 minutes of carefully crafted hand work done over a 6 week period. We enjoy doing this for you and hope you enjoy our results!

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