All sculptures are made from a stoneware or earthenware clays. Many I create by cutting slabs of clay and constructing much like a leather craftsman would. The SADDLEPEOPLE are made by forming a hollow cylinder, creating the shape and then adding the detailed pieces. They are first fired in a 'bisque' firing to burn out all moisture and organic materials, then fired to the temperature of 2200 degrees for the stoneware and about 1800 for the earthenware. Glazes and stains have been applied for this second firing. The gold, platinum and copper that I use for the buckles, zippers and bits are applied for the third firing of 1285 degrees.