Sid glazes a vase

 

Making Pottery
Sid is a folk artist. Every step in the production of the pieces he does himself. The first step, turning, takes the least amount of time according to Sid, and the most skill. After a piece is built, it sits on a shelf and dries. Once all the moisture has evaporated from the clay, it’s put in a kiln and fired. This makes the clay very hard and ready to be glazed.

Click there to hear Sid describe . . .
the pottery-making process.

 
Making Glazes
Because of Sid’s background in chemistry, he can make his own glazes. The glaze makes the final finish on the pottery and gives it its color. The glaze, which is a thick liquid when Sid dips or paints it on, sticks to the pottery and hardens in the second trip to the kiln.

Tubs of Glaze

 

 

 

 
Click there to hear Sid talk about . . .
his plans for the future.