This first slide show gives you an idea of how the twisted and pumpkin forms are made starting with a simple barrel shape. Below is a short video that spans the inventory at our showroom.
A long 8 sided tube is extruded and cut to length. (Think giant cookie gun) These are set on a slab of clay to create the floor. A sponge on a stick is used to push out and stretch the form into the curves. The rim is pinched and stretched, handles attached and pulled into the ribbon shape and details are sculpted and applied individually. After the first firing, the glaze application is another series of steps involving detailed brushing, waxing, more brushing and dipping and cleaning...these are waiting for the heat to melt the glaze minerals, and turn this clay to "stone".