Sarah at Dirtybird is great to deal with. The blue glaze looks even better in person and this thing is a heavy monster. I already dinged it once off the faucet and no chip or crack can be found (probably did more damage to the sink). I warm with first with hot tap water and let my brush soak and then dump that a refill with boiling water right out of the kettle. Keeps brush and lather warm for 4 passes. The only complaint is that I prefer a larger lather bowl to do my work in but I can still get the job done here just not the same practice as with a large bowl. Still an everyday item for me.
"In desperation I tried the old Flashman triple pass – a sudden thrust at the face, a tremendous kick at his essentials, and a full-blooded downward cut" - Sir Harry