These handmade clay straws are made locally in Port Townsend, Washington out of waste materials from clay bowl and cup production. But the coolest part of these reusable straws is that they make your beverages taste better through a scientific process called nucleation!
The clay seals itself through a unique firing process, and requires no glaze. The unique, porous surface of this high-fired, unglazed clay straw 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 sense of taste and smell.
Each straw is handmade and is slightly unique. The full size straws are approximately 8 inches but may vary slightly.
The cocktail/kids size straws also vary slightly in size since they are a byproduct of manufacturing the longer straws. They are approximately 6 inches.
Use and care
It helps to rinse the straw or take a sip of water through it immediately after use to make it easier to clean after using it for a beverage other than water.
Clean the straw after use with warm soapy water and a straw cleaning brush, and let it dry in a place with good airflow, like upright in a utensil drying rack.
You can also wash it in a dishwasher to sterilize it.
This pottery is sealed, allowing you to use it in a microwave, oven, dishwasher, and even freezer.
This straw is durable, but not completely unbreakable. Protect it from being dropped, crushed, or snapped.
Made of clay, using waste material from clay bowl and cup production. This is an unglazed, high-fired clay that naturally seals itself.
Handmade locally in Port Townsend, WA by LaughinGnome Pottery.
End of life
This straw is endlessly reusable unless it breaks. If it's still intact, donate it to a friend or charity shop.
If it's broken... Clay is a natural material, but mineral based rather than organic. For that reason, it's not quite compostable, but it's a safe material for the Earth. A good way to reuse it if it is broken is to break it apart further (you can use a hammer) and use the pieces at the bottom of a planter to assist with soil drainage.