Jeffcoat Pottery creates functional and decorative stoneware pieces using both wheel-thrown and handbuilt techniques. Each piece of clay that we throw on the wheel is weighed for consistency and made with an eye for functionality and design. Pieces are allowed to dry to “leather hard” and trimmed to their final form. After completely drying, the work is loaded into electric kilns for the first firing or “bisque” and fired to 1738 degrees to harden the clay. We mix our own glazes from raw chemicals and glaze each piece by spraying. The glazed pieces are then loaded into our 78 cubic foot shuttle kiln and fired using propane gas to approximately 2350 degrees for 13 hours. After allowing the kiln to cool for 24 hours, we unload the 350-400 pots per firing and get them ready for our customers.

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