When the pots are totally dry they are bisque fired. When cool they are removed from the kiln, glazed and fired again. They take one day to go up and a couple of days to cool so the whole firing cycle takes a week.
I have my main designs for domestic ware, nile, grapevine, cow parsley etc. Then I like to make some more elaborate special pieces. Some of my designs follow the seasons, I have snowdrop and daffodil designs, bluebells then poppies, daisies, wheat and meadow flowers. In late summer pumpkin, apple, grapes and in winter soup bowls and casseroles.
I'm always trying out new things in shape or decoration, but also love some of the classical shapes from round the world found in archaeology. Trying out new things however subtle or major, I find it thrilling and just can't wait to see them when I open the kiln.