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Clay Processing
Two clay bodies are made in the workshop.
Stoneware based on nearby Kiripaka fireclay,  is blended with additions of feldspar and ballclay. A porcelain body,  based on the Matauri Bay China clay deposits, require additions of ballclay, silica, and feldspar.
Porcelain and tableware fired to 1300 C LPG kiln. Terracotta and saggar firing to 1050 C - 1150 C.
Raku firing to 1050 C
Wood firing to 1350 C in  smokeless woodfire kiln.
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