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Pouring
    

1. Preparing the slip made of clay and water.
2. Sieving.
3. Preparing the plaster cast: both moulds are stuck together using a piece of rope or a rubber band so that they do not open up when the slip is poured in.
4. The slip is poured into the hollow part of the plaster casts. The excess slip is then emptied out.
5. The plaster cast is left untouched for 2 to 3 hours.
6. When the piece inside the plaster cast is almost dry, it is removed from the moulds. The lines where both moulds were joined together can be seen. They are then smoothed out.
7. Thus the molded item is fired once and becomes a 'biscuit (Pièce de terre non émaillée n'ayant subi qu'une seule cuisson) '. Once the enamelling process and decor have been  done, the item has to be fired a second time. It then becomes a faience.

Special thanks to Madame Thérèse BORREDON from the association “Comité de la Faïencerie”  for her collaboration to the  making of this video clip.