Amazon Earthworks - a production pottery, an artist's pottery, since 1965.
All glazes are mixed in our studio, ensuring they contain no lead and no cadmium.
The history of porcelain - in the T'ang dynasty period in China. The addition of kaolin led to a kind of translucency unknown before. Marco Polo is said to have brought porcelain objects to the west in the 13th century leading to a search which lasted almost 400 years before the discovery of kaolin deposits in Saxony in what is now France.
For more, click here for the the history of porcelain.
How it's fired?
Most pottery is fired at least twice. (Click here for a look inside a kiln during firing process.)
The first firing is called a BISQUE firing which renders the pots less fragile and easier to apply glaze.
The second firing is a GLAZE firing, during this firing, glaze minerals that have been applied to the surface of the pottery fuse into glass.
Click here to find out more about firing at Amazon Earthworks.
Pottery Schedule - How long does it take to make and ship something?
Items are shipped from 24 hours up to 8 weeks or more. It really depends on the item and the time of the year that the order is received. Best bet is,no matter how close you are to a deadline, EMAIL or call us and we just may have what you want in stock and it would be ready to go.
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