Darnit woke up because the fishing pole in his right paw was wriggling intensely. He blinked and tried to focus on the float that should have been bobbing about 10 feet away.
Instead, he saw a hand. This hand was busy removing the worm from the hook and, attached as it was to someone’s arm below the surface, indicated the presence of someone rather large and probably water-dwelling.
Darnit tried to yank back the pole but the hand gave him the finger and held on to the hook.
The Nitty Gritty
Just like the oatmeal bowl, but significantly larger. These bowls are terrific for soup, stew, cereal, salads, huge servings of ice cream, and will do a fine job as a single-hedgehog hot tub. Caution: do not leave young hedgehogs unattended in the hot tub. Do not let hedgehogs (of any age) drink whiskey in the hot tub. Do not accidentally put soup in the hot tub while occupied by hedgehog.
Our darn soup bowls are handmade and are approximately 6 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall. They stack nicely and have a lovely little foot.
All Darn Pottery is either hand built or individually hand thrown on the potters wheel, by little hedgehogs, with locally sourced clay. 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.
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.
You should also know 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.
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. Just stack gently and don’t let the critters have a party in there. 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.
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