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Corfu pottery - Ceramics workshop - by Sofoklis Oikonomidis and Sissy Moschidou
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Beginning from the potter's wheel.. 

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..the first firing follows..  Highslide JS
..then the decoration.. 

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..and finally the second firing.  Highslide JS
The clay we use is Greek and it is baked at 1100°C. The glazes do not contain lead or any other toxic substances. Here are the steps in the ceramics process: At first the clay object is shaped on the wheel. Then, after it has completely dried, it is put in the kiln (a large oven), he firing lasts approximately 8 hours. After the firing the pot is allowed to cool gradually within a period of 36 hours. Next, the pot is painted, glazed and put in the oven for the second firing. The overall process lasts about ten to fifteen days.