The pottery process

1

The pottery is cast in plaster moulds using slip or liquid clay which solidifies inside the mould to form a solid hollow shape
The pottery is cast in plaster moulds

2

The more complicated shapes are made up of several moulds, and the pieces are joined with liquid clay.
the pieces are joined with liquid clay

3

The pottery is hand decorated by one of a band of highly trained painters. Depending on the complexity of the painting and the size of the piece it can take up to one and a half days to complete.
The pottery is hand decorated by one of a band of highly trained painters

4

The pieces are then returned to the pottery where they are re-fired to harden on the paint and then dipped in glaze.
they are re-fired to harden on the paint and then dipped in glaze.

5

The final step is to give the pieces their final firing.
The final step is to give the pieces their final firing.

6

The final product.
Wemyss Ware Pottery The final product.