These are formed by pouring parian slip into custom made moulds. These moulds are quite simplistic which allow me plenty of scope to cut, alter and place additions. The heat of the firing also affects the final shape, which I can control to a certain extent when packing the kiln, but ultimately the fire imparts it’s own individual stamp making each piece unique.
I use black parian slip to decorate during the forming process and spray a light glaze application in certain areas where I require a mother of pearl lustre or platinum lustre highlight. Pieces are fired to 1220 degrees centigrade followed by a lustre firing to 750 degrees centigrade.