Lava Monster, with beady eyes and tiny little teeth, done in my Lava finish.
The Lava finish is not a glaze so much as a textured and layered surface. It is achieved by texturing the clay then applying a layer of red, orange or green slip. I allow that to dry and then apply a black slip. I go over the colored slip underneath to bring out any highlights I want and to make sure I have it all filled in. Then I apply one final coat of black slip and fire it. I fire to cone ten, which means these slips become part of the clay body and remain strong. I use my Ice Black glaze on the inside to make it food safe and my Matte Black glaze on the handle, coz it looks cool :)
He measures about 3.5" across and about 3.75" tall and holds about 12 fl ounces.
It was hand-thrown on the wheel and then altered (not like altered like one does to a dog, but altered like eyes and arms added...). He is also food safe, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.
He has the Skeletal Dropkick logo, "Made in California, USA" and "Skeletal Dropkick", the name (Ornery) and the numbr (10,409) on the bottom.
My dinnerware is fired up to 2,340• F. That is flipping HOT. I also make all my own glazes to ensure there are no harmful ingredients that can leach into your food/drink.
Because of these 2 features, my peices can be put through the dishwasher with no worry, they can be placed in the microwave (although, they will get hot as the food/drink inside heats up) and you can bake in them, making cute littel souffles or amazing cobblers.