Hedgehog supervising handmade pottery bowls drying in the bright sun

Darn Pottery

Pen drawing of hedgehog throwing pot on a potter's kick wheel

Darn Pottery is functional, witty and charming. It is, of course, food safe, dishwasher safe, and likes to be used often. Artisinally handmade in small batches on a solar-powered farm by little hedgehogs who play tiny mandolins in the woods, Darn Pottery is illustrated with original drawings and makes people smile.

All Darn Pottery is either hand built or individually hand thrown on the potters wheel. Our pieces are finished with lead-free, non toxic glazes made right here in our studio in the beautiful Blue Ridge. Our tableware is bright and durable, fired three separate times to temperatures exceeding 2000 degrees. It also feels really good in your hands, with sturdy handles on mugs, terrific balance in plates, good stackability in bowls, and sturdy edges all around. This is not your grandma’s fine china. This is your own darn china.

Section divider doodle of a hedgehog gardener

Every piece is individually made and painted and may therefore look a little different. The minor variations in height, width, and illustration are entirely the hedgehogs’ fault. A lot depends on how much they’ve eaten that morning and the proximity of the next meal. All of the colors look great together and make your table look really happy.

The hedgehogs would also like to point out that our pottery is made without any lead, cadmium, asbestos, anchovies, pink slime or any other yucky stuff. It’s perfectly food safe. Also, our farm has solar power and bears, but no dinosaurs.

Darn Pottery does not mind being dishwashed because it is decorated with glaze that has been fired into the piece itself. It’s not sublimation and it’s not coming off no matter how much you wash it. Just stack gently and don’t let the cats play with it. We do not recommend microwaving as the pieces may get pretty hot. Darn Pottery is not for cooktop or oven use. Do not use to freeze food or drinks. Use a Mason jar instead. Basically, avoid extreme temperature changes. The same goes for the pots.

Poster noting dinosaur free workplace with millions of days since last incident
Mischevious hedgehog hiding in tools used for making handmade pottery at Darn Pottery

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