Terra cotta luminaries that are unique and colorful by day and give off a magical glow at night. A festive display of light is thrown when the candle inside is set aglow. Terra cotta clay is pressed on my original mold to form the two piece candleholder. The base is 4 inches in diameter and formed to hold the tealight which is included with each luminary. The top portion is hand drawn with a knife and stamped with custom made tools while the clay is wet. When the clay firms up, holes are cut into the clay to compliment the incised design and create the light patterns. After cleaning and firing, pieces are airbrushed with 3-5 colors and finished with hand painting. Because no glazes are used on these luminaries, they do not get hot to the touch. They are weather tolerant and can be used indoors or outside. All handmade except for the included tealight candle.