Examples of my stoneware pottery
Stoneware is clay in which the clay body and the glaze mature at the same temperature and become integrated. There is a large range of firing temperatures for stoneware; I choose to fire in the mid-range described as Cone 6 (~2280F), using an electric kiln. Firing in this range allows for predictable glaze behavior in producing oven/microwave-safe, functional pots. The type of clay body affects the finish as significantly as the glaze. I prefer clay with a higher level of grog to add a tactile and visual element to the pot. These pots are made to be held and to be used.