Obranovich Pottery & Fiber
Michael has has designed dinnerware and cookware for The Hard Rock Cafe, Macy’s, One True Vine Winery, and Michael Chiarello’s premier Napa-based Bottega restaurant. He also designs and produces hand-thrown sinks, lamp bases and one of a kind art pieces, some in combination with mixed-media basket handles done by my artist wife, Claudia Obranovich.
His pottery is 100% non-toxic, food safe and completely durable. All work is fired in a gas kiln to 2400 ºF and is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. The glazes are made with ashes from burnt grapevine cuttings from Napa Valley’s Hundred Acre Winery, and is used in combination with other non-toxic food safe glazes.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high temperature of my stoneware, all pieces are FOR OVEN USE ONLY. THEY ARE NOT TO BE USED DIRECTLY ON STOVETOP ELEMENTS — GAS OR ELECTRIC. Pieces should be placed in a cool oven and brought up to temperature.