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About Stray Ceramics

Tayler Straziuso, of Stray Ceramics, grew up in Long Beach, CA where her love for ceramics began. Once graduating from college she moved to Downtown Los Angeles where she started a line of functional pottery. Now she makes objects out of clay and plays with fire full time in the California Desert, right outside of Joshua Tree National Park. She draws a lot of inspiration from the Mojave Desert; the color, the critters, the sunsets.

Why Stray Ceramics? Tayler came up with the name while traveling through Mexico for 3 months in 2017. Stray was inspired by her love for solo travel and from the first four letters in her last name STRAziuso.

All glazed work is food safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe, although we suggest hand-washing for longevity.

Pit firing is the oldest known method for the firing of pottery. Bisque fired pots are nestled together in a pit in the ground and are surrounded with combustible materials such as wood, salt, dried manure and metal oxides. The pit is then set on fire and carefully tended to. Once the pit is fully cooled, pots are taken out, cleaned and admired.

To care for your pit-fired piece, simply wipe with a damp cloth. Pit-fired work is NOT food safe but water sealed.

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