Ceramics processes now take over as the pots are dried, "biscuit" fired to 950C, glazed and then fired again to 1250C. The layered texture of the printed pots can be emphasised or obscured by the choice of finish.
The gas burner lit for firing
The first firing to 950C makes the clay hard but porous so that pieces can be easily glazed.
The kiln loaded with biscuit fired pots which have been glazed and are ready for their second firing to 1250C over 8 hours.
After cooling overnight, the kiln can be opened to reveal the finished pots. Colours and finishes are radically changed and there are always surprises.