FROM RAW CLAY TO SOAP DISH

These images show the process from harvesting the poppy seed heads for imprinting, right through to the final glazed piece.

The poppy seed heads are harvested. Raw clay is cut, rolled and cut to shape. Once ready it is imprinted (cornflour helps to get a clean impression). The clay needs to firm up before it is then ready to be shaped, feet added and further trimming and neatening. The first firing, at approx 1000c. Glaze is applied before the second firing, approx 1250c, which vitrifies the clay and glaze making it ready for use.