I create my little sculptures from a mid-fire sculpture clay. I use my hands to pinch form the base as well as shapping all of the little elements of each scene. I add all layers, textures, and details to the piece as the original idea evolves into a tiny world. When the sculpture 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. Because I do not use molds in my work, each item is a unique, one of a kind piece of art! All items can be made to order and will be a version, not an exact replica, of the example in the listing. Orders require approximately 4-6 weeks to create.