Terracotta mug

Pottery is like marathon, most will finish the race, some will not.
First and fresh batch of toasted terracotta mugs; also known as Earthenware, are out of the kiln this morning. 

There were 10 of them but only 8 survived. It is an 80% chance of surviving because we are firing our mugs at 1200 (normally terracotta is fire at 1000) degree celsius to change its properties from earthenware to stoneware. This enhances its durability and high fired glazed to make it waterproof.

A closer look at the surface of the terracotta mug.
When my teacher told me about the art making, he said, “At the end of the day you must be able live a simple and peaceful life doing pottery. In order to do so, you need to learn how to make your stuff by your own hands, earn a fairly decent amount, and the most important part, do not go into mass production and do molding and casting.”  

There will be people who appreciate durable and high quality handmade pottery, there will be… Arts take time and time will tell.

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