Just one of the many steps we take to prepare our work for glazing. The video below shows how we grind the bottoms of our pots and the riser so they are a perfect fit. Once the grinding is done, we mix a material that is used to fuse the pot to the top of the riser. This mixture is a 50/50 mix of EPK and Alumina Hydrate, then we add enough glue to make it stir easily and then just enough water (just a few small amount) to make the material flow easily through a squeeze bottle. We make sure all surfaces are free of any dust before we put a bead of this mixture on the riser, smoothing the bead out with the tip of our finger. Then we carefully place the pot on top of the riser and adjust it so it is perfectly centered on the riser. The video below shows all of this, it is not that difficult but watching the process makes it a lot easier to follow. Check out the video below and let us know if you have any questions.