|Covered Butter Dish with Dot Design in Aqua Mist|
First I roll a block of clay through my slab roller...
|Block of Stoneware Clay|
|Adjusting the thickness on my slab roller.|
|Rolling the clay through the slab roller|
|Cutting out the butter dish|
|Each one is stamped on the bottom with a handmade stamp|
|Soon to be decorated!|
Now it's time to decorate the dish...
|decorating a butter dish|
I use liquid clay called slip to draw on the clay. This technique is called sliptrailing.
After the dishes dry for 7 to 10 days they go into the kiln for the first firing called "Bisque". The kiln reaches over 1900 degrees fahrenheit. When they cool they are ready for glaze.
|Covered Butter Dish in Vintage Plum|
|Covered Butter Dish with Handle|