Our favorite question is: How long did it take you to make that mug?
John likes to answer it this way: It takes 6-8 weeks to make enough pottery to fill our 42 cu ft gas kiln. That’s our firing cycle. We need around 200-220 pots to fill the kiln.
But words alone can’t tell you everything and videos show you details you wouldn’t even know to ask for.
These videos show you just a small part of the whole functional pottery process: the MAKING of the initial shape. There are so many steps to making that one mug and we’ve never counted the minutes.
Instead, I will list the steps so you can get an idea. Or you can ignore this and go straight to the videos.
If you want to see a video of a John making a specific product, let us know. He’s always throwing so it’s easy to put up a new video.
EBP Studios Process Steps
- make clay
- age clay
- pug clay
- wedge clay
- design time
- throw pots
- decorate pots
- dry pots
- load bisque firing
- bisque firing
- unload firing
- smooth the rough bits
- wax: the foot, the handles (anything we don’t want glaze on)
- clean the feet (or anything we don’t want to stick together)
- load the glaze kiln
- glaze firing (8-10 hours)
- cooling 1.5 days (we clean the studio)
- unload the glaze kiln
- Smooth the feet, or any rough bits