Thursday, December 12, 2013

Season's Greetings from all of us at Pratt & Larson

It's that time of year already, Ornament time! 
 A lot of  care goes into making our holiday ornaments every year - just like our tile. 
Here's a peek behind the scenes.

From an original carving by Michael Pratt we made a mold for the press that lines up to stamp the front and the back, 4 at a time.

We made over 2000 ornaments and each one was hand-sanded and had a hole drilled at the top.

Then the ornaments were then set up on wire shelves to be glazed.

Then the ornaments were carefully loaded into the kilns and fired at close to 2000 degrees.

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Pratt & Larson