Clay slabs made from white stoneware were cut into a predetermined design, slowly dried, and bisque-fired to cone 08 (1751 F). Low temperature glazes were bushed and sprayed onto the bisque slabs. The pieces were then rapidly fried, pulled out of the kiln red hot, placed into a metal container with newspaper and covered the lid. Within minutes they were pulled out of the container. The hot surfaces were touched with wads of newspaper to further enhance and expose crackle patterns, and the pieces were sprayed with water to cool. While wet they were cleaned with kitchen cleanser and they were allowed to dry. Finally, the pieces were mounted on a wood backing.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.