High fired stoneware is the most durable pottery made for home use. Fine Mess Pottery is fired to Cone 10, or about 2380˚ F, or 1300˚ C. I mix my own glazes, using no lead, cadmium, barium, or other potentially harmful ingredients. I don't want that stuff in my studio, and I sure don't want it in my pottery. All Fine Mess Pottery stoneware is foodsafe, ovenproof, and dishwasher and microwave safe.
We live in world in which most of the items that we use are either madein such vast quantities as to have no meaning for their makers, if indeed they have makers. Handmade studio pottery creates a lasting connection between potter and user and reminds us daily, subtly, of our shared humanity.
My friend Carolyn was diagnosed with inoperable cancer last year. She has been unable to work due to her illness - she owns her own hair salon. If you can help - any amount helps! - I hope you'll consider it. Click the photo to get to her GoFundMe page. Thanks.