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Earthenware/Underglaze Decoration

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Below is a close up image of one of Mary's Teapots with my decoration. See the teapot below.

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Creating our earthenware pottery is a complex and labor intensive process. We begin by making the piece, drying, and firing it. After the first firing the work is decorated using small bottles with a   hypodermic needle attached. Each piece features an original handrawn design that is individually colored. When the decoration step is complete, which can take anywhere from 3 hours to several days, the pieces are reloaded into the kiln and fired to set the color. After the second firing a clear glaze is applied over the color as a finished coat. The finished product is food safe and can be used like any other functional ware.

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