Great question! There are three types of wares you can get–earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. Each of these have different costs, hold up differently, and also have different technical considerations. Stoneware is the most durable of the three choices for residential and commercial purposes. They also reflect the values and purposes of the intent of my products–everyday use.
At Bungalow Potter, I use a several clay bodies that are stoneware. Whether they are brown, red, speckled, or white, they are all stoneware–vitreous, durable, resistant to chipping. Stoneware is a food safe, chip resistant, quality product.
High-firing temperatures are critical to achieving maximum durability. To be considered true stoneware, products must be fired at a minimum of 2100°F. Bungalow Potter fires in an oxidation with electric kilns to Cone 5-7, approximately 2185-2264º F.
Bungalow Potter durable stoneware is ideal for commercial use, in both glazed and unglazed applications.