With my new appartment for senior year of college, I realized I needed something to eat off of. I have about 15 years of throwing experience, and it was time I put it to good use to make my own dinnerware set! This was a chance to make some beautiful functional art that would serve me well for years to come. The pictures below depict the thrown pieces and the final glazed pieces, but a lot had to happen inbetween. After the pieces are thrown, they must be carefully kiln dried to remove all moisture. Then the pieces are dipped and sprayed with chemical solutions called glazes, which produce the beautiful colors. Finally, the glazed and dried pottery pieces are put into a kiln at 2400 degrees for a few days and the glaze melts and essentially turns to glass. After this process, the pieces are totally microwave and dishwasher safe.