Each piece is thrown on the potters wheel by Tyson using a porcelain clay body. It is then painted with homemade underglazes by Jessica. The pieces go into a bisque kiln and come out ready to dip in glaze. Both the liner (the inside color) and the outer clear glaze recipes were developed by Tyson for maximum beauty and durability. Then it's into a cone 6 glaze kiln. They come out nice and shiny. Next the apply their homemade decals, which are derived from Jessica's original pen and ink drawings, and it's back into the kiln for a third firing which fuses the decals into the surface of the glaze. All of the pieces are lead free, food, dishwasher, and microwave safe... and very fun to use. Since all of the pottery is entirely handmade and hand painted there are some variations in the shape, size, and design of each piece.
The detailed processes involved in these pieces means that there is a long delivery time for us. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for the work to arrive here in our gallery after we place the order the artists. Since Jessica & Tyson produce a vast number of items and patterns, it's impossible for us to have everything in stock all the time. For that reason, we've put everything they make on our website, with the understanding that it will take 8-12 weeks for the pre-order items to arrive to the customer.