Working from my home while curating a following via Instagram I have created a website that links people to my Esty shop. Using clay mixed here in Pittsburgh, I mix my own glazes and fire my work in an electric kiln. All my work is created on the potters wheel, squeezing the clay as it spins I slowly pull and stretch the raw clay into a desired form. Once the form has dried slightly, I smooth and trim the bottom adding handles or decorations. When the shaping of the piece is finished it is allowed to air dry until "bone dry", at which point the greenware(soft, dried, formed clay) gets placed into the kiln and fired(ceramic oven and baked) until the piece has turned to porous stone. The post fired state is known as Bisqueware. The bisqueware will no longer turn back into mud if submerged and can have the glaze applied much easier than greenware. Glaze gets applied many different ways. Pouring the glaze over bisque'd piece, dipping the piece into the glaze, spraying the glaze onto the pi...
Working from my home while curating a following via Instagram I have created a website that links people to my Esty shop. Using clay mixed here in Pittsburgh, I mix my own glazes and fire my work in an electric kiln. All my work is created on the potters wheel, squeezing the clay as it spins I slowly pull and stretch the raw clay into a desired form. Once the form has dried slightly, I smooth and trim the bottom adding handles or decorations. When the shaping of the piece is finished it is allowed to air dry until "bone dry", at which point the greenware(soft, dried, formed clay) gets placed into the kiln and fired(ceramic oven and baked) until the piece has turned to porous stone. The post fired state is known as Bisqueware. The bisqueware will no longer turn back into mud if submerged and can have the glaze applied much easier than greenware. Glaze gets applied many different ways. Pouring the glaze over bisque'd piece, dipping the piece into the glaze, spraying the glaze onto the piece with a paint gun, applying glaze with a paint brush are just a few techniques used to glaze pottery. Once the bisqueware has been glazed it takes another trip into the kiln and is fired to cone 6 (2183F) when the clay body of the piece will turn to vitreous stone and the glaze will melt into a beautiful glass coating. Once cooled my pieces get the bottoms sanded to protect any wood they might sit upon.
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Billy Cramer Sales A kind individual that is interested in my friends comfort over my own.