The work is bisqued fired, wet sanded using silicon carbide sandpaper, and older work glaze fired with a transparent glaze. Currently work is no without a glaze and is diamond polished. Certain pieces are complete when bisque fired giving the iron oxide a more reddish hue. The time required to complete a piece ranges from a few months for accelerated work to over one year for a more complex work. The work is oxidation fired in an electric kiln. As each work passes from one stage to the next, its entropy (measure of disorder) decreases as well as the amount change it is able to undergo. During the firing stage the drastic chemical changes that occur finally freeze the procelain as a final work.
Final adjustments are made to all surfaces for the completion of the work.
|EIGHT STAGES OF THE OCTAHEDRAL PORCELAIN PROCESS|