The Making Process
Each ceramic piece is lovingly handcrafted by me (Meg) in my home studio.
Step 1 - PREP CLAY
Wedging, weighing and preparing recycled clay for reuse
Step 2 - MAKING
Only one of many steps in the process. Most of my pieces are handbuilt (slab, moulded, coiled and pinched). I love the organic forms which can be created with handbuilding. I also throw most of my cups and some other pieces
Step 3 - DRY
Slowly over a number of days/weeks depending on the weather
Step 4 - TRIM & STAMP
Once pieces are leather hard (firm but still wet) any trimming or handles/fun bits can be added
Step 4 - BISQUE FIRE
Once pieces are dry (greenware) the first firing takes place to about 1000 degrees C. This process takes a few days for slow temperature control
Step 5 - GLAZE
Non-toxic/food safe glazes are used to finish the pieces (painted or dipped). Matte pieces are sealed with liquid quarts which is a food and heat safe sealer.
Step 6 - GLAZE FIRING
Firing to about 1280 degrees C. This process again takes a few days for slow temperature control
Step 7 - SAND
Making sure the base is nice and smooth for your table
Other processes involved include photography, packaging,
studio cleaning (essential for dust/silica management) and more
Check out the range here.