The journey for every Pigeon Toe piece from a lump of clay to finished work is about three weeks. With the exception of a handful of pieces we slipcast, each piece must be formed individually on the wheel and nursed to its completed state. Porcelain, a finicky but beautiful fine-particle clay that’s a bit like throwing with cream cheese, provides no shortage of challenges and obstacles. After throwing, the piece is left to dry until firm enough to trim. The base is then shaped with metal trimming tools and left to dry completely before being bisque fired. The pieces are unloaded and glazed, then re-fired to peak temperature before being ready to ship to you.
To learn more about our studio process, view our process video below.