Process

Tesha throwing a vase

About the Clay

Most of Lepus Studios tableware is made from porcelain - thrown on a wheel and finished with hand-building techniques. Though a bit finicky on the wheel, porcelain is both delicate and strong, and the creamy white of the fired clay is a blank canvas for glaze. The porcelain products are fired to temperatures ~2200F.

The two other clays found in Lepus Studios goods are gray and black stonewares. These clays contain a higher content of grog and a grittier feel. The fired, exposed portions of these products will wear and soften with prolonged use. The stonewares are fired to temperatures slightly lower than the porcelain, ~2160F.