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The Hagi Ware is a type of Japanese pottery which is a glazed, high-fired stoneware; a style especially famous for its milky, white-glazed teaware. Here is steps in the Hagi Ware process.

1. Wedging

Wedging

Wedging is the process of mixing the clay by machine. The purpose is to thoroughly homogenize the clay and to remove all air bubbles.

2. Forming

Forming

After the clay is throughly wedged, it's formed by a pottery wheel, machine and hand.

3. Engobe

Engobe

The pieces are added beautiful textures to the work by using the different colored clays.

4. Drying

Drying

The pieces are carefully placed on the shelves. The drying process begins until the it's completely dry. Drying time depends on humidity, season and the thickness of the clay.

5. Bisque Firing

Bisque Firing

After the work has dried load it into the kiln. The firing is to approximately 1500 degrees F for 10 hours.

6. Glazing

Glazing

The glaze is applied to the work.

7. Accumulation

Accumulation

The Glazed works accumulate to fill a kiln.

8. Glaze Firing

Glaze Firing

The firing is to approximately 2200 degrees F for 12 hours in the Gas Fired Kiln.

9. Water Repellent Finish

Water Repellent Finish

After the firing, the Water Repellent Finish is applied to the work. This extra process is the important to improve for long-lasting.

10. Quality Inspection

Quality Inspection

Eliminates the defective products and carefully packed into the box.