Vessels are wheel-thrown and trimmed. I sketch the design with a very soft pencil. Often I will erase a design and start over. Cuts are made with an exacto knife while the porcelain is softer than leather hard. While cutting I keep the piece wrapped in plastic to prevent it from drying too quickly. I use tiny sponges and paintbrushes to clean and smooth each cut. Piercing and cleaning a large piece takes hours, sometimes days. Then they are dried very slowly before being bisque fired. Glazes are dipped or poured and they are fired to cone 5 in an electric kiln.