Wooden matchsticks can be stored and used on these stoneware holders
Important: this is a handmade item. Dimensions can vary slightly. Each piece is special and unique.
It is made with lead-free, food safe glaze and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Each matchstick holder is carefully created on the wheel. I trim the matchstick holder to give it a better finish and create a bottom rim. Every matchstick holder goes through two firings in my kiln. The first firing is called a bisque fire: the matchstick holder is cooked, but it is still porous to absorb glaze. After this fire, I wax an area around the holder so that the glaze does not go on that part and matches can be struck on the side. I then glaze the holder and load the kiln for the next fire. For this fire the temperature is higher, 2232° F. It brings resistance and turns it into a non-absorbent item. Once cooled, the bottom is sanded for a smooth finish.