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crk214 on Nov 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is my new favourite cup! I originally bought it for a Christmas gift for someone but I love it so much I had to keep it!
Lesley on Jun 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for the lovely chicken mug! It arrived safely very quickly and I just love to have my afternoon tea out of it! Very pleased!
niasooh on Jun 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
i tried it a couple times, it's exactly what i need and very good quality
Sophia on Apr 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
In love with this mug. Beautifully-made, perfect for my afternoon cup of tea. Will be back for more!!
Sophia on Apr 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
Well made, beautiful, perfect for displaying business cards for my rustic brand. Seller was responsive and kind and shipped quickly.
creativescifo on Mar 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
Cute and my wife loved it.
Deney on Jan 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
Bought as a gift for a friend. Shipping was super fast and the palette was in perfect condition! Very pleased.
Jessica on Jan 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is such a sweet little palette. I love it, thanks so much!
Nancy on Dec 29, 20205 out of 5 stars
I purchased this as a Christmas present for my sister. Here is her review 🙂: "This jug is lovely and whimsical, with many subtle details. A slim silhouette, an earthy brown tone with a spill of gray and an all over glaze, pretty etched flowers near the base. I love it. I can imagine pouring gravy or homemade sauce or cream...or just displaying it for its form and texture. Perfect simple pleasure."
How It's Made
Everyone knows what ceramics and pottery looks like at the end result, but not everyone realizes the processes involved in getting to the final product.
Here are the steps that are involved in making my pottery:
1) Clay - I begin with a lump of stoneware clay (high fire clay) and wedge (like kneading dough) to make sure all of the air is out of it. If there are any air bubbles in the clay, there is a risk of the piece blowing up in the kiln.
2) Wheel - I put the clay on the wheel, centre it and shape it. This is called "throwing". If you are interested in seeing someone throw a pot, check out a video on YouTube.
3) Trimming - This step is optional depending on piece and the artist. After letting the piece sit for a while, usually overnight, it is more firm and able to be flipped over on the wheel. The bottom is trimmed off using a tool. This take off some of the heaviness at the bottom of the pot and the potter can also create a foot ring at the bottom if desired.
4) Bisque firing - After the piece is completely dry, it is put in the kiln (like a big oven). My kiln takes approximately 5-6 hours to reach a temperature of 1915°F, then it is left overnight to cool down. The piece at this stage is called "bisque".
5) Glazing - Glaze is the colour (like paint) that is put on the piece to make it colourful, shiny and protect the clay. Glaze can be painted on or it can be dipped into a bucket of glaze. The tough thing about glazing is the glaze looks nothing like what it will look like after firing, so it's always a surprise when you see the final result!
6) Glaze firing - After glaze is applied, it is put back into the kiln for 6-7 hours to reach a temperature of 2232°F. This temperature melts the glaze and causes different reactions producing the colours and "glassy" appearance.
After cooling, you cross your fingers and open the kiln to see your final piece!
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Most of my pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe - especially pieces designed for food. Please see individual listings or get in touch.