HANDMADE CERAMICS: BEHIND THE SCENES
Each piece is sculpted from a carefully weighed out lump of clay. The clay then needs to be wedged (essentially kneaded like bread dough) to ensure that all of the air is pushed out of the clay; air bubbles can result in cracks when fired in the kiln. Once it is wedged, the clay is ready to be thrown on the wheel (Video below). Once leather hard, the piece is trimmed down into a more refined shape. Handles, spouts etc. are added, and finally the all important Wellington Murphy logo is debossed underneath.