After I took a pottery class in college I developed a whole new respect for potters. I had issues making just a simple bowl! After my experience, I started collecting handmade pottery. My aunt told me about Emerson Creek Pottery, which is in Bedford, VA, and I had to check them out.
Until now, I never thought about lead or other dangerous materials being in clays or dyes used in making pottery. After all of the recent China recalls, the chances are pretty high. Especially when you can pay $4 for a cup made in China or Mexico. They are known for cutting corners, so why would this be any different? The FDA hasn't paid much attention to pottery and this really needs to change! Studies have found that older China and pottery, even big name brands, have started to leach lead making them unsafe for food. Lead can get into your food and beverages through cracks, corrosion, heating of the pottery, or high acidic content. So instead of taking chances, purchase your pottery housewares from companies that you know you can trust.
Emerson Creek Pottery has been making handmade, Eco-friendly, non-toxic pottery for 32 years. All of their pottery is made from all natural and earth friendly materials. The paints and clays are non-toxic and lead free. Even your pottery is packaged in cornstarch peanuts and recycled fiber boxes.
I was sent a Go Green Earthware Posie Pitcher to review and it is truly beautiful. I love the earthy tone and smoothness of the pottery. There is something about holding a handmade piece and feeling the textures and shape. The 8 oz. Pitcher is great for personal made drinks, syrups or to even put a flower in for your kitchen table.
Emerson Creek Pottery carries a variety of gorgeous plates, bowls, mugs, bakeware, kitchenware, bathroom accessories, teaware, servingware, vases, lamps, home decor and more! They have 14 different lines to choose from, all at affordable prices.Discount: Use MK909 at the checkout for 10% off any purchase of $25 and over.
The Giveaway: Emerson Creek Pottery would like to offer 1 lucky winner a coffee or tea Mug of their choice!
The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 26, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US
How to Enter: Tell me which Mug you would pick from Emerson Creek Pottery and what line it is in. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
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