Stoneware clay is fired in a kiln temperature of 1260 degrees Celsius to ensure the glazes are bonded onto the ceramic body to provide additional strength and decoration.


A reduction firing is used for my pieces made from crank clay when using a Japanese technique called Raku.  This process is very exciting but precarious as you remove your pieces while still hot from the gas kiln, plunging them into combustible material and finally water.


I enjoy working with porcelain clay due to the purity and plasticity of the clay.  When unglazed provides a translucent finish to the piece which is ideal for tealight holders.