Where does your clay come from? Can you use any clay?
We use high-fire stoneware clay from East Texas, as well as clay mixtures from a few other suppliers. Most clays can be used, as long as they are not contaminated with lime.
What are glazes made out of?
Glazes are made up of minerals and natural chemicals that melt into a glass coating that is fused onto the ceramic surface during the firing process.
How hot does the kiln get during firing?
We fire most of our pottery twice. The first firing is to set the clay in preparation for glazing and will reach a temperature of approximately 1850° (F). During the second firing, in which the glaze is melted and the clay vitrified, temperatures will reach upwards of 2400° (F).
How long is the pottery fired for?
Both firings (mentioned above) will take between 8 and 10 hours.