This was handmade by me from start to finish. It took weeks to complete. All the details have gone into this adorable little cauldron. Every piece was handcrafted. Made from clay and fired in the kiln. The black glaze is food safe as well. The gold was hand painted and therefore I do not recommend anything but a gentle hand wash for this piece. I did however seal the gold paint, but it still should be treated as a delicate piece of art. It features real Quartz Crystals as well! Perfect for burning sage or incense. Endless uses for this beautiful piece.