About Stoneware

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.