Ohio Stoneware is a manufacturer of stoneware crocks, birdbaths, flowerpots, and pet feeders. All of our pieces are 100% American made. The process begins with processed clay. We use our own recipe of clay mixture to get just the right consistency. Once the clay has been mixed with water, it goes through the pug mill and is formed into snake like slugs. We cut the slugs according to the size of piece that we are making. Each piece is made on a forming press in a metal mold. Depending on the size of item we can make up to 1200 pieces of one item in a day! Once coming off of the press it is hand finished and moved to the dryer. Once it has dried, we hand spray each piece with glazing. All of our glazes are made on site and are made of recipes unique to us. After the piece is glazed, it’s ready to be fired. We fire at approximately 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. The firing process takes about twelve hours from the time of lighting the kiln to the time we open the kiln. Once the kiln has been opened and the pieces have cooled, the finished pieces are stamped on the bottom with our name, inventoried and stocked.