HOW IT'S MADE
From clay to finished product …
I start with a 25k bag of powdered clay, mix to a specific formula & pour into plaster moulds to set overnight.
After drying & cleaning the raw piece (greenware) for a smooth finish, each design is drawn in and hand-painted with colours requiring 3 thick coats of paint.
Firing temperatures reach 1086 degrees and can take up to 24 hours for each firing. Each piece can take up to 14 days from start to finish & opening the kiln to inspect a new creation is exciting!
The first firing is completed to take the moisture out of the clay (bisque) & achieve a brittle finish. Two coats of clear glaze are then applied by brush and fired again to achieve a waterproof, foodsafe and durable product. Clock parts are attached to clocks & hooks to tiles then:
Voila ... it's ready for you!