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Old 01-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #1 
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Glazed clay pitcher as decor?

Wraith keeps getting all cut up and I think it's the statue in his tank that's doing it. He's lost a chunk from his tail, his, pectoral and now he's got a dent in his head. I wanted to get him a mug but I found these pretty pitchers on Amazon. They come as mugs too. They have a really pretty fish set. They're glazed clay.

http://www.amazon.com/Souk-Ceramique...ref=pd_sbs_k_2

http://www.amazon.com/Souk-Ceramique...814609&sr=1-68
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:00 PM   #2 
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Doh! I left out the question! Would these be okay to use? I know we can use mugs but I wasn't sure about glazed clay/ceramic.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:36 PM   #3 
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I'd say so... my only concern is the stains use to make the decoration underneath the glaze. However, since they are covered fully in glaze, they will be fine.

In terms of glaze, I would watch out for items that were made about 20 years ago. These have heavy metals in them from time to time and can be toxic to even humans. There was a big recall on them and you can't really find them anymore.

In short, yes. It's fine. I just made some cups using a stoneware clay base and have just glazed them. I plan on using some of them in outdoor buckets/tanks I'm going to set up this summer.
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Okay thanks! I put it in today. I went with the one in the first link. There are a couple places where the clay is showing because it was chipped. Any concerns there?
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Actually, unless it says somewhere that a glaze is foodsafe (which it does for yours), the glazes are still allowed to contain heavy metals. I was shocked when I was ordering glazes that this is still allowed. But yours says they use foodsafe paints and glazes, so you should be good. Those are gorgeous, by the way.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:42 PM   #6 
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Oh cool! Thanks guys! They are very pretty in person. I got Wraith the first one and he's interested in the vivid pattern. He eyeballs it here and there for quite a while.
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