These are perfect for food service and baking. These pieces have a very clear interior space, shiny and bright, the exterior had a sandblasted worn exterior. Small handles for easy pick up but designed to be not easily bumped and chipped. This series are hand built, coiled and pinched,which gives each one an individual presence. They are glazed, fired, then sandblasted to give the exterior of the piece a soft matte finish. In addition I hand sand each piece with wet/dry sandpaper to give them a soft and supple feel.