Process

The whole MMclay team in the studio

The whole MMclay team in the studio

Stacked glazed ware, ready for the glaze firing

Stacked glazed ware, ready for the glaze firing

Stacked wheel-thrown 'greenware' waiting to be bisque fired

Stacked wheel-thrown 'greenware' waiting to be bisque fired

View into the MMclay Design & Production Studio in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California

View into the MMclay Design & Production Studio in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California

Our lovely Betta fish keeping us company in the studio

Our lovely Betta fish keeping us company in the studio

Hand-texture added to the bottom of a 14" Serving Platter, The Progress Collection

Hand-texture added to the bottom of a 14" Serving Platter, The Progress Collection

Sponging the corners after trimming the edge of a 14" Serving Platter

Sponging the corners after trimming the edge of a 14" Serving Platter

MaryMar Keenan using a rib to smooth the surface of a clay slab

MaryMar Keenan using a rib to smooth the surface of a clay slab

Clay being formed on a slump mold

Clay being formed on a slump mold

Pasta Bowl edges being trimmed prior to adding texture

Pasta Bowl edges being trimmed prior to adding texture

Stamping the bottom of a cup with the MMclay logo

Stamping the bottom of a cup with the MMclay logo

Texture being added to a  Land & Sea Cup

Texture being added to a Land & Sea Cup

'Leather Hard' wheel-thrown cup being centered before adding texture

'Leather Hard' wheel-thrown cup being centered before adding texture

MMclay stamp on the pottery wheel

MMclay stamp on the pottery wheel

The Progress Collection stamp. The collection was originally designed for The Progress Restaurant in San Francisco, and is now our best-selling line

The Progress Collection stamp. The collection was originally designed for The Progress Restaurant in San Francisco, and is now our best-selling line

Texture being added to a  Land & Sea Cup

Texture being added to a Land & Sea Cup

Safety third, except when you're grinding stoneware

Safety third, except when you're grinding stoneware

Clay being wedged to remove air bubbles

Clay being wedged to remove air bubbles

4" Ramekins from the Sierra Line stacked before bisque firing

4" Ramekins from the Sierra Line stacked before bisque firing

Land & Sea Cup  being shaped on the pottery wheel. Each one is wheel-thrown - never slip-cast!

Land & Sea Cup being shaped on the pottery wheel. Each one is wheel-thrown - never slip-cast!