DO YOU MAKE THESE YOURSELF?
Yes I do! I meticulously make molds, mix and pour casting slip and glaze, bisque and fire everything myself, all at My Home Studio in MId-Coast Maine!
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR POTS SO THIN AND LIGHTWEIGHT? I EXPECTED IT TO WEIGHT A LOT MORE!!!!
70’s yes. Clunky no! I use casting slip (clay in liquid form) that I pour into plaster molds. Plaster sucks out moisture like a mud-mask, so after a few minutes of set-up time the clay begins to firm and set in the mold. When it reaches the thickness, or thinness, I desire, I can just pour the remaining liquid clay back out, and presto! BUt it is not quite as easy at it sounds... Waiting for the perfect moment to pour, clean-up and remove each item from its mold is really the Test of PAtience and Practice and Weather Conditions!
ARE THEY MICROWAVE SAFE? FOOD SAFE?
Hells yeah! I use food-safe non-toxic glazes and a hefty dose of good-vibes. So drink up! As far as microwaves go, yes, your cup is safe to use in the microwave. The real question, however, is, are microwaves safe for you? The answer is NO. Those things are filled with bad vibes that strip off all the good vibes. If you must, you must though.
HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR DESIGNS?
California is a central Energy in my Life FOrce. Her MOuntains and VAlleys, Ocean and deserts, they all are in my bones and Blood. Living in Maine SOmehow brings out my West Coast Sensibilities Ten-Fold. I am always making something that i feel would fit right into the scene of say, The mighty Yuba river on a summer day, or The top of Mt. TamAlpais on a windy Day, or on a Wildflower Covered ridge in Bolinas or while Visiting The Esalan Healing Baths. SO Basically All my designs are heavily influence by that good old California SunSHine and, of course, My Neo-HippIe Classicism.
DO YOU DO CUSTOM ORDERS? HOW ABOUT WHOLESALE?
YES! Lets start an email conversation about this exciting collaboration between you and me! firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes! Email me at email@example.com before ordering so we can price it out.
SO WHAT’S WITH UP THE NAME NAMASTEAKANDEGGS?
It’s a playful pun on my relationship with spiritualism in this techno-yoga world.