Sunburst Pottery is created by hand on the potter's wheel making each piece a one-of-a-kind object. Each small variation on the pottery is evidence of the potter's hand. Each piece is fired in a kiln to 2380 degrees F which makes it durable, non-porous, dishwasher and microwave safe. This functional piece was made to give pleasure in its everyday use. So from my hands to yours.....enjoy.