LaughinGnome Pottery
Contact: Darby & Francie Huffman
Address: 2009 4th street “B” Port Townsend, WA, 98368
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Phone: 360-301-5881
About Us
Nucleation and Laughingnome Pottery

Why does coffee, tea, wine, spirts, etc., taste better in a high-fired unglazed cup than in glass?

The rough surface of our unglazed cup has microscopic pockets, or holes, that trap extra molecules of oxygen. This is called nucleation. Nucleation brings out the flavor and aroma compounds of coffee, tea, wine, spirits, etc. so they are more available to our taste and smell.
We bring in the rich red clay we use for all our pottery from the Ohio River Valley, where it is mined from extensive clay fields left in the wake of retreating glaciers about 12,000 years ago.