A prototype is sculpted from scratch, either from a sketch or modeled after an example provided by the client. As you can see, it is oversized to account for skrinkage during firing, which is determined by the type of clay used in production.
8. Glaze and Refire
Following the bisque fire, the pieces are ready for glazing, which is accomplished by hand using various methods. Once glazed, a second firing will set the glaze and complete each piece.