When leaves fall as well as the temperature, it is time for me to call an end to my throwing season.
Because my back porch is not enclosed, I throw things during the warmer months.
The warmer months tend to be May through October around here.
But much work remains despite putting my pottery wheel away until spring.
I watch clay dry, for one thing.
Pictured below are the last pieces I threw on my wheel last week.
I am patiently waiting for these to air dry.
Once the clay dries completely (greenware) these pieces will go into my electric kiln for a bisque fire. The bisque fire prepares the clay for glaze. The temperature of a bisque fire is 1830 – 1940F (999 – 1060C). 🔥
Bisque fired pottery is called bisqueware and the pieces are now ready for glaze.
The glazed bisqueware is then fired again but at a much higher temperatures: 2232F (1222C).🔥🔥
After the glaze firing, it is time to take photographs of my pieces for my Etsy shop: BackPorchStudio
My photography studio is also on my back porch. I love the natural light and so does my furry assistant.
Though my favorite season is ending, a new season begins!