The Aquamanile: A Whimsical Way to Proper Table Manners

When carefully dried, the aquamanilia are bisque fired. Clay is fired twice, once to harden and another time at a higher temperature to melt the glaze. After bisqueing the aquamanilia were dipped in glaze (looks like watery mud). As I have to use the same glazes as the owner of the kiln (so we can share firing without having chemical or temperature issues) and she does not use green (her glaze supply company also does not have green) or clear, I could not glaze the ram green or the stag orange like the original. I chose dark blue and white as it seemed to be the most appropriate for medieval ware.

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