Michael Sherman, based in Wisconsin, USA produce hand thrown stoneware utilitarian products for your kitchen, bath and gifts. The highlighted products are plates, bowls, mugs, soap pumps, etc. Their stoneware pottery is completely handmade. All of the work is completely hand thrown in studio by Michael. Each piece begins out of a lump of clay, taking its form on the pottery wheel. The pieces are then finished with additional help from his family, that help handle, drill, glaze, load, unload the pieces. It is then fired in a kiln at 1900 degrees; hand glazed, then fired again, this time up to 2200 degrees. All pottery is made of only the highest quality stoneware clays and glazes, creating a final piece that is extremely durable as well as dishwasher and microwave safe. Buy every piece of pottery being singly handmade. His pottery is made to be used!!!