March 7, 2011

Work In Progress

How are my jewellery pieces made?
Well.. first I roll out the porcelain to the desired thickness
A lot of people use a large manual roller for this, but I prefer to roll the porcelain by hand with an old marble rolling pin
Then I cut the shapes out
Next I leave the shapes to dry - about a day
After this I sponge the edges, tops and bottoms
Next I decorate with a ceramic transfer paper, and then pop into the kiln
The kiln is set to slowly heat up to 1300 C
It takes a long time to cool down from this temperature too, so the pieces are in the kiln for quite a while
The final step is attaching the jewellery findings and putting them onto the mini cards ready to sell
Here a some of the pieces I have cut out from the Trade Fair orders...