Well i recieved my chips today, and was dissapointed right off the bat. For starters the chips dont fit properly in the case. The Case in the picture is not the one sent with the chips. The Chips themself are junk at best. The paint job on them looks like my 4 year old did it, not one chip looks professionaly done. Coloring in the lines was clearly a problem for them. The design itself looks weak anyway. And the feel of the chips is like, "mushy" is the best way to describe it. They dont have that clean sound when they hit the table or feel in your hand. And yes they are clay, of a substandard construction so your hands are getting chalked up and dried out as your using them. Regardless if you play seriously or this is your first set of chips i would STRONGLY suggest against this brand.