Canyon Creek Pottery, LLC - Frequently
We often get questions about our pottery
and how it is made. We've listed a bit of information here
that might help give you a idea of how stoneware is created
and how different glaze types are achieved.
is a category of clay and a type of ceramics distinguished
primarily by its firing and maturation temperature of about
In essence, it is man-made stone.
It is a strong opaque ceramic ware that is high-fired, well
vitrified, and nonporous this makes it very functional and
durable. It is usually colored grey or brownish because
of impurities in the clay and is normally glazed.
All stoneware at Canyon Creek Pottery is microwave and dishwasher
is a decorative pottery that is fired to a lower temperature
and while the pieces are still glowing red hot they are
placed in a reduction chamber full of a combustible material
such as sawdust or pine needles.
The burning material in the chamber reacts with the glaze
to make flashes of copper and the thermal shock creates
patterns of crackle. Together these effects make for some
very beautiful pottery.
Feel free to contact us if you
have other questions.