The raw materials always look magical, when we are walking around, sometimes it is like works of art… as crazy as it may seem – This shot is the pile of clay, the bits we don”t use and then recycle – the cut-outs, I could stare for hours at these:
The china in this state is very beautiful, even finished items, when un-glazed capture the light really well:
This image shows the size needed just to finish one basin – the templates (male and female) lie on the bench with the basin. The size of the basin will be much smaller when finished – shrinkage is quite significant:
Then the copper, in its raw state, with light reflecting off it – in fact we may try and offer this as a finished product, love the feel – is it acceptable to offer a material which will always change in colour?
The bath resting and cooling – this is the beginning of the enameling process. The image shows the horses or cradles that the baths sit in when we finish them – they look as impressive as the products themselves do….