Historically flower making clay has been made with dried and sieved bone china clay reconstituted with a mixture of gum Arabic and water. The gum Arabic gives the clay plasticity which prevents it from cracking when hand working the fine details of leaves, petals and stamen. Today Bronte Porcelain continue the tradition of mixing their own flower making clay but now use a synthetic equivalent for the gum Arabic. The artists at Bronte pride themselves on the botanical accuracy of the flowers that they produce. Each component of the flower is hand made or hand pressed from a mould.