All pieces are hand coiled and scraped (no wheel is used) and sanded with found pieces of sandstone. Pieces are buffed up to sheen with the application of micaceous slip then burnished with a polished agate. This step brings up mica and the beautiful sheen to surface. Pieces are then fired in open fires. This piece has been placed in a third fire where it absorbed the carbon and turned silver/black.
It is signed with my stamp. This pot can be used for soups and beans on toop of the stove but can also hold side dishes placed in oven.
The footed bowl lid can be used for hot dips, hot queso. This is truely a multi purpose , very utilitarian piece.
Also instructions for care and use of the cookware are included. This micaceous cookware can serve families for generations. This item is made of ceramic.