I create my garden pieces from a stoneware clay or a mid-fire sculpture clay. I use either a pinch method to form the piece or slabs of clay. I add all layers, textures, and details to the piece as the original idea evolves. Once the piece is dry (usually 7 t0 10 days) they are fired in my studio kiln to bisque (1855 degrees Fahrenheit). When cool, I hand paint each piece with several colors and layers of glaze. The pieces are then fired again to over 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. All garden pieces are safe outside, but should be brought inside in the winter - especially in very cold climates. Because I do not use molds in my work, each item is a unique, one of a kind piece of art! All items are made to order and will be a version of the example shown in each listing. Items require approximately 4-6 weeks to create.