These are hand-made, 7-sided, salt glazed 'Hobbit' Checkers. They are handsomly over-sized at about 2" across. The white pieces are made of porcelain and the dark pieces from stoneware. The random speckling is from re-cycled glass sprinkled on the pieces before they were fired - the glass melted into the glaze to make colored specks. They are completely weather proof, suited for living on the terrace or patio year-round.
"I painted a checkerboard right on the table." - Carl