Gargoyle jar 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, blue 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.
He measures about 4" across and about 3.25" tall.
It was hand-thrown on the wheel and then altered (like eyes and tentacles added...). He is also food safe, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.
He has his name (Misdoing) his number, (11,993), year made, my name, "Made in California, USA" and "Skeletal Dropkick"
Lava Gargoyle jar
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.