The clay I mix by hand is a blend of ingredients from North Carolina & Georgia. Thirty percent of the body is composed of two local red clays. Local clays are dug, blunged, sieved & then mixed with commercial clays to a thick batter consistency. The slurry is then shoveled into drying racks & left for 2-3 weeks to dry out & become useful. I mix 1200 lbs of dry material in each batch which becomes a kiln load of pots.
The pots are oven and dishwasher safe. Though I have never had a problem with daily microwave use, I can't recommend it. Do not heat the pots on an open flame or electric burner and avoid extreme temperature changes such as freezer to preheated oven. Feel free to email me if you have pottery questions.