Over the years Deborah has developed a studio of artists whose high level of craftsmanship is dedicated to making hand-produced and hand-painted designs that express a spontaneity and character of the human spirit that is sadly lost in products that are mass produced. Starting with carefully prepared lumps of clay, the pots begin their journey.
Firstly, using techniques that have changed little since the early 1600’s, the shapes are cast, formed and then fired to a light biscuit. Now ready for glazing, the pots are dipped into the white silky cream of a tin glaze and after drying are ready for painting.
The painting is a highly skilled process and working with a selection of oxides and ground pigments, the artist paints directly onto the biscuit. When painting is complete, the piece is fired to a gloss and after a lengthy cooling down period the kiln is unpacked and the ceramics inspected. ISIS CERAMICS carefully packs and ships to all corners of the globe.
Tours of the ISIS CERAMICS Pottery can be arranged for visiting groups. A conducted tour includes following the production from making to painting. Tours may be accompanied by a talk given by Deborah, followed by a tea served on our beautiful ceramics. Deborah also gives short talks and lectures outside the pottery by arrangement. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit to ISIS CERAMICS or to book Deborah to speak to your group.
For additional information about the process of making Isis Ceramics, please contact email@example.com