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Krantz tends to work with “really groggy clay that’s good for building. Grog is like sand, so the clay has a lot of grit in it.” It’s stoneware, as opposed to porcelain or terracotta. Krantz hand builds her clay pieces in her home studio and then drives them over to the gas kiln. She’s tried low fire electric kilns, which take up less space and are easy to operate, but she didn’t love the unsurprising results. “You get exactly what you see – you paint on orange and you get orange.”