I make the bowl on a potter's wheel, then I wait until dry enough to trim the bottom.
I carve the names in the leather hard clay after it is trimmed too.
Then I fire it in a kiln - this is the first firing called a bisque firing. the firing takes a day, and another day to cool, two days in all. Okay, now we are at the 9-10 day mark.
Back out it comes. I will then draw with the underglaze pencil if I am making moon faces.
I then glaze the top and the birds if it is a ring dish. I wipe excess off the bottom and apply iron oxide on the outside and bottom and wipe it off so it is just in the carved areas and a
stain on the clay.
If it is under-glazed with a painting or drawing I just dip, very carefully. in clear glaze. Then I fire it to a stoneware temperature, 2185 degrees.
And that is how each piece is made,
just thought I would share, my husband thinks people would be interested in knowing this. I am going to make a video someday of the process. Someday.....