We stock stoneware crocks, birdbaths, flowerpots, and pet feeders. All of our pieces are 100% American made. Unlike many imports, all of our crocks are made with lead free glazes making them food safe, microwave oven, conventional oven and dishwasher safe. The process begins with processed clay. A recipe of clay mixture is made to get just the right consistency. Once the clay has been mixed with water, it goes through the pug mill and is formed into snake like slugs. The slugs are according to the size of piece that is being made. Each piece is made on a forming press in a metal mold. Once coming off of the press it is hand finished and moved to the dryer. Once it has dried, each piece is hand sprayed with glazing. After the piece is glazed, it's ready to be fired. The stoneware is fired at approximately 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. The firing process takes about twelve hours from the time of lighting the kiln to the finished product. MADE IN THE USA!!
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