October 27, 2003
All of the pottery is hand made and is lead free, safe to use in the microware, oven and dishwasher. Pieces are created from their own clay and glazes with the majority of the materials coming from the local area. The glazes are bright and alive and they emphasize functional stoneware and porcelain pottery pieces. Some earthenware pieces are also being produced.
Standard pottery pieces such as dishes, bowls, goblets, mugs, and platters are for sale, but so are several other unique items one does not commonly associate with pottery. Cooking items, such as apple bakers, baking dishes in various shapes, loaf pans, and casserole dishes can be found in a variety of sizes and colors. There is a good variety of decorative items like candlestick holders, lamps, luminaries, soap dishes, vases, card holders, coasters and a great deal more. They also have creative items, such as letters and numbers, which can be hung on the side of a house or a building.
One thing to note is that each of the pieces is quite heavy. I mention this because it helps understand their quality. When I picked up the plates, I felt confident that they could withstand everyday use and not break easily. In fact, I was a bit concerned since they were so heavy. I guess I''m a bit of a wimp, because I was thinking that I''d have to use two hands to bring each plate to the table once it is filled up with food. Keep this in mind if you plan on purchasing any items because they may be a heavy addition to your suitcase. However, I have no doubt you will be happy with your purchase once you get it home.
We longed after the platters. There are a few different color platters that seemed prevalent and used to make an entire series of dishes with a similar color design. As we walked from room to room, we kept seeing platters we liked better than in the previous room. Up in the front of the store are the smaller items. Make sure to walk into the back room and upstairs to see all the wonderful pieces.
From journal San Antonio: The Fiesta City