I don’t like making or using moulds so instead I use a combinations of hand building and modelling techniques to make most pieces.
Some work like the fat sharks and angry whales are thrown and then altered and manipulated.
Moulds would be quicker, but plaster and me best avoid each other! When the work is green I decorate with coloured slips.
To emphasise the modelled marks or textures, glaze is removed exposing the coloured slips.
The glazes are mostly alkaline copper based and fired in oxidation to 1220 c.