Nearby a ceramic kiln, these gloves stand by to do their job. Not that I spend a lot of time around a kiln, but I have suffered from cold hands most of my life. I think it all started back when I thought it was so cool to go without mittens and gloves back and forth to school. I also seemed to always come in from play with cold extremities and wet mittens. I spent lots of painful minutes trying to thaw out on top of our big radiators. In later life, doctors tell me a lot of hours running my chainsaw didn't help my circulation much. So I struggle a bit now with Raynaud's Syndrome. I'm paying the price; basically, it's a pain in the fingers. Now that I think about it, it would really help things if I did spend my winter days hanging around a warm kiln.