Craft secrets: From raw to fired

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From raw to fired

When kilns reach ‘grand feu’, their peak temperature at 2850F, the item in raw stoneware is transformed into its final shape and into the world of color.
In all circumstances, the fire is the key player in how the final shape, or misshape even, of each batch turned out of the kiln. It decides which nuance of colours result from the glazes combining and interacting with each other, a true alchemy in fact.
In the early hours, when opening the kiln, the magic is revealed.
Satisfaction or disappointment of the ceramicists…
Each item is unique :”not completely the same, not really different.” And we kind of know why.