We make these for your incense sticks but we have customers who use them for olives, or crackers, or cracker sized cheese slices. We have no rules. But if you use it for incense, we put a hole in the handle for your stick. Each measures approx. 12″ in length. This piece is glazed in our popular vibrant, dark blue on black. All of our pottery is lead free, and microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.