What is high-fired pottery?
Is your pottery dishwasher-safe?
On the other hand, high-fired pottery, like ours, is very tough stuff and will stand up well even in dishwashers. But over time, (and here we are talking years) some dulling of the surface might occur. The determining factor is time. Frequent exposure to a dishwasher (on a daily basis) will produce a greater risk than will infrequent exposure which has very little risk.
Our advice? Don’t worry about it. Enjoy your high-fired pottery. It’s tough stuff and made to be used.
Can I put your pottery in a microwave?
Can I put your pottery in an oven?
Is your pottery lead-free?
How long does it take to fire the kiln?
How do you get those colors?
All of the glazes used at Prairie Fire Pottery are made from scratch, based on original recipes. We do not use any commercial glazes.
The next big factor in producing vivid glaze colors is how the kiln is fired. Tama fires to 2400° (Cone 10) in a reduction atmosphere. The term “reduction” is referring to the amount of free oxygen that is made available to the kiln during the firing process. By reducing the amount of free oxygen, the forces of combustion seek out and strip away molecular oxygen held in chemical bond within the very clay and glazes themselves. This is a transformative event that dramtically changes the look of the pottery.
What are glazes?
Where did you learn to make pottery?
What techniques do you use to make your pottery?
Is your pottery made in America?
Is your pottery signed and dated?
What do those small symbols on the bottom represent?
Do you make custom work?
Are dinner sets available?
Yes, we can put together complete dinner ware sets in various quantities and glaze combinations. For that, it is best to contact us and we’ll have you discuss the details directly with Tama.