What kind of clay do you use? Right now, I use a rich terra cotta for some pieces and an off-white stoneware for everything else.
Do you make everything by hand? I sure do! Most of my pieces are constructed from clay slabs rolled out with a rolling pin. I've developed and use a series of templates.
What are the earring posts made out of? The posts are titanium (nickel and cadmium free) paired with stainless steel backings. I have sensitive ears, so I know how tricky it can be to find earrings that don't irritate!
Why can't this go in the microwave? If it's marked "not microwave safe" it's because either: 1. gold luster is a metal and metal cannot go in a microwave; or 2. red clays with a high iron content might not fair well with microwaves because again, metal can't go in the microwave.
Is this art functional? Absolutely! My work is meant to be used. I prefer sturdy, simple forms so it's less intimidating to actually use your one of a kind, handmade item.
Where's your blue hair? I have a habit of changing my hair pretty often. Blue was definitely one most people remember! Right now my hair is short and dark reddish.
How do I care for my handmade pottery? Handmade pots can withstand the same use and washing as factory made ceramics. If there's any luster, it's best to hand wash the pot; otherwise it will wear away.
Is the luster actually real gold? Yup! Luster is a liquid that contains 22 karat gold, which is what remains once fired for a third time after the glaze fire.