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PROCESS: First I make a solid clay sculpture from white stoneware with grogs and then hollow out the shape. To protect the work from collapsing during the hollowing process I make structure inside it. I open holes in the sculpture and from them I carve out the inside clay, then I close all holes. After very slowly drying the earthenware I biscuit fire it at Cone 05- 03. Then I glaze the work with a brush. The first coat glaze I apply on the concavity surfaces and wipe with damp sponge. Then I apply other coats of glaze and fire at Cone 06 - 03. Sometimes I decide to make crackles to add more effects on the glaze. I open the kiln when is still hot and bring out the ceramics and spray them with water. After applying contrast colors stains I fire the works again at Cone 05 to close the open cracks.  

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