Each of my larger handmade ceramic hearts are truly unique! I hand stamp with a floral and a raised bee design, then carefully hand form the heart over paper that I've pressed into a heart shape. Then I attach a back to each heart for strength.. Then each heart is kiln fired at 1945 degrees, glazed with lead free, food safe glazes, then fired again at 2200 degrees. Once the heart has completed its firing, I add natural wood twigs such as sycamore, oak, manzanita to provide a perch for 2 sweet ceramic birds. I add a back to each heart, it is more work, but it adds durability to the piece, and helps prevent chipping. Can be hung indoors or out in the garden(bring in at temps below freezing) Can be stamped on front or back with names, dates (wedding, housewarming, anniversary) Allow 4 weeks for custom stamping.