You can almost smell the salty sea air on Joe's wonderful fishermen. Gnarled and battle-worn each fisherman is individually created and adopts an almost palpable personality.
Each piece is sculpted in clay and allowed to dry for about a week then if the piece includes colour it is painted with underglaze colours. Following this the sculpture is fired in a conventional electric kiln to about 1000 degrees Celsius. After cooling it is ready for glazing and the raku firing process. The now biscuit fired pieces are heated to roughly 1000 degrees celsius before being removed and placed in sawdust. They are then quenched in water.