Like China, Vietnam is also knows for its ceramic art -- mostly glazed earthenware pots. Earthenware is pottery which is porous (meaning water gets through tiny holes slowly). It was fired at a temperature which did not melt it into a glass-like vitreous form. Earthenware is a type of clay that when fired to make pottery is soft and can be scratched with a knife. It is opaque and has an grainy edge when broken. It is generally easier to shape on the potter's wheel than porcelain. Due to its porosity earthenware must be glazed in order to be watertight. REMINDER: Vietnam pots are heavy, and bulky. With this, local delivery is required to handle the items properly. 200pesos shipping fee will be shown on your cart, and will be deducted on the final shipping fee required by our transport partner. You will receive a call from our customer service representative upon order confirmation.