I use a rib tool to compress and smooth the walls of the pot.
 Once the pots are off the wheel they must dry to a stage called leather hard before I can attach handles or clean up the bottoms of the pots.
Loading the bisque kiln
 Once they are bisqued, the pieces are sturdier and a bright terra cotta color. All water down to the molecular level is removed by this firing so these pieces can never be turned back into workable clay. Pieces have been dug up that are over 20,000 years old that have been fired to this temperature or less
Glaze firing
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