Ostrea Lake Pottery has been producing quality pottery since 1979. Each piece is made by hand using a potter’s wheel or slab work and fired in a kiln to 1000 C to make the piece, which is extremely fragile at this point, strong enough to be handled during the glazing and decorating process. The piece is then coated in several layers of overlapping glazes to give it a fluid quality. Fired a second time, to 1200 C. This last firing takes 12-14 hours to reach temperature and 36 to cool. This higher firing temperature makes the piece stronger and more durable. The glazes I use can vary in colour from piece to piece and even with the same piece. This I feel adds to its beauty and charm and makes each piece unique.