the creative pottery process
The studio is the heart of Pottery & Arts. Cory can be found most days busy in the studio producing the handmade pottery. She uses traditional methods of hand forming the clay on potter’s wheel and throws free form slabs in simple forms to create the pottery. Therefore each piece of pottery is unique, and can vary slightly in size and colour.
Cory enjoys creating functional pieces of pottery that can be used everyday. Her mugs are especially sought after for morning coffees or teas. She also creates unique serving trays or bowls for special occasions.
There are many steps of creating the perfect piece of pottery. The first is throwing on the wheel or free hand. Then each piece needs a few days to dry, and when the pottery is dry it is loaded into the kiln for it's bisque firing. This bisque firing prepares the pottery for glazing. It takes approximately 12 hours of firing time and 24 hours of cooling time.
After the bisque firing the pottery is sanded and prepared for glazing. Multiple glazes are applied to produce the North Shore designs.
The glaze firing finishes the clay into the functional pottery you find in the gallery and online. The entire bisque and glaze process takes approximately 7 days to complete. This process can vary due to humidity and temperature conditions.
Once the pieces have cooled to handling temperature they can be unloaded from the kiln. Each piece is sanded again, to ensure there is a smooth surface to prevent scratching on any home surface, and finally the piece is ready for the store.
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