How Anita Harris' Art Pottery Is Made

Pottery Biscuit
Pottery Biscuit

Pottery Making

Pouring Glaze
Pouring Glaze

Pottery Making

Fired Pottery
Fired Pottery

Pottery Kiln

Pottery Biscuit
Pottery Biscuit

Pottery Making

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From Biscuit To A Finished Vase

 

​​Step 1: Liquid clay (slip) is poured into moulds and left to dry.

                When the thickness is correct, the excess is tipped out and the clay shell dries further.
 

Step 2: The pieces are removed from the moulds, and sponged and fettled to achieve a smooth finish.

                This is a highly skilled job.

 

Step 3: The pieces are ready to be fired to biscuit.

                 The darker pieces are still wet having just come out of the moulds.

 

Step 4: The "green" pieces are placed in the kiln for a biscuit firing of over 1100 degrees centigrade. 

                They can shrink up to eleven percent during firing.

 

Step 5: After the biscuit firing the ware is hand painted. 

                We use reactive glazes which interact violently against each other in the glost firing, producing an amazing finish.

                 Surface crackling occurs with the different expansion rates.

 

Step 6: The fired pieces.

                 The antique effect of the glaze will remain for the life of the piece.

                 "Pinging" will be heard, especially at dawn and dusk when large temperature changes can happen.

                  A marvel of ceramic art pottery.

Purse Vases
Purse Vases

Hot Off The Kiln
Hot Off The Kiln

Anita Harris Art Pottery Studio
Anita Harris Art Pottery Studio

Purse Vases
Purse Vases

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The Finished Art Pottery


After many hours designing, pouring, spraying, hand painting and then firing the finished article is a piece of art pottery the comes alive with its deep vibrant reactive glazes.