Shelley has been very busy.+The first batch of Beautiful handmade pottery mugs are ready.
Here they are after coming out of the kiln for the first time.
Temperatures will reach over 1000 degrees F.
In this phase the moisture and any latent chemicals in the clay are removed
The next phase is to glaze them to create the beautiful colors .They will go into the kiln again for 12 hours and reach nearly 2000 degrees. If you could see in the kiln the would look like glowing molten glass
Here they are
The final creation ready for a favorite cup of Tea or Coffee and may to curl up with a good book,