Modern Matte Vase #1
This piece was thrown, trimmed, and hand-stamped in Irvine, California using Obsidian clay, a smooth bodied stoneware.
The trimmed piece was then bisque fired at Cone 5 in Laguna Beach, CA.
During a 24 hour firing, Cone 5 clay bodies sinter into ceramics around 1900 degrees Fahrenheit (shrinking 11-12% during bisque!).
The final steps include pour glazing, and glaze firing once again at Cone 5.