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The Creation Process
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Burella Gardiner pouring the pottery plaster molds full with slip (liquid clay).  This is a mug mold.

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Burella removes the pottery plaster mold from greenware mug four  hours after casting molds with slip.

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Burella trims the soft greenware mug before letting it dry and harden.

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Burella labeling each piece of cleaned greenware with the Abaco Bahamas logo.

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Using coloured clays, Karen paints on the dry raw clay mug then kiln fires to 2000 degrees turning the clay into bisque.

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Burella glazes the bisque fired mug with clear, lead free glaze.  Once dried it is fired again to 1860 degrees.

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Burella glazes the brand new "Bahamian Safari" scoop bowl before refiring to 1860 degrees to complete the process.

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Karen unloading potcake and potcat mugs for "Friends of Abaco Animals" from the kiln.  This kiln had been fired to 1860 degrees.