Pottery is one of the oldest human arts and people have been using clay cookware for centuries. All of the micaceous clay used in these vessels is hand dug with reverence and ceremony in Northern New Mexico. These pots are all hand-built using the coil and scrape technique. They are the most current iteration of the Jicarilla Apache pottery tradition as taught by Felipe Ortega. There are no additives or glazes. All of the pots are polished with a micaceous slip which gives them their distinctive sparkle and shine.
Micaceous cookware is safe for use in ovens, on gas or electric range tops, over a campfire and even in the microwave.