MAKING LUNA JEWELLERY
This section explains the processes, explaining how Luna Jewellery is created
1. PREPARING CLAY
4. BISCUIT FIRE
2. CUTTING SHAPES
6. JEWELLERY FIXINGS
We use white earthenware clay for our glazed work. For our signature range different coloured and textured clays are mixed together.
After leaving the clay to completely dry it's time for the 'biscuit fire' (also known as bisque). This takes about 9 hours to reach 1000+˚C and 2 days to cool down.
The different shaped earrings and pendants are cut out of the carefully rolled clay using interesting sections to form unique patterns.
Coloured glazes can now be applied, painting thin layers gives greater control and allows for creativity. A clear glaze is used on our signature work.
Holes are pierced at the leather hard stage and once dry there is a smoothing and scraping process that reveals the patterns and textures.
After another firing in the kiln the jewellery fixings are added, the finished product is then boxed and labelled ready for sale.