The "Mishima" technique is done by imprinting soft clay with handmade stamps or carving into the surface of the clay. When the clay becomes slightly hardened, a white slip is applied. After a short drying period, the slip is wiped or scraped off to reveal the patterns and beneath color of the clay beneath. The piece is allowed to dry, then fired in the kiln. A clear glaze is applied and the piece is then fired again.