All of our pieces are really easy to care for. Our glazed earthenware serving items which include our plates, bowls, platters & trays are all food safe, dishwasher safe & microwave safe. They can even go in the oven however we do recommend that you place the item in a cold oven & warm up the piece gradually as the oven heats to avoid any thermal shock which may result in cracking.
Our garden animals will weather the elements however extreme conditions may cause some damage so we recommend positioning the animals in a way that they have some protection. The occasional gentle wash in soap & water will keep them looking at their best.
Crystal glaze finishes which you will find on a lot of our vases are dishwasher safe. A gentle wash with soap & water is of course also suitable. You may notice some crazing on the surface of some of our crystal glaze items & this is quite normal. It is a known characteristic of crystal type glazes & it generally adds character to the piece.
The best way to keep our earthenware & porcelain lustre pieces looking fresh & sparkling is to use a soft, damp cloth to gently wipe off any dust particles. These items can be submerged in water for cleaning however harsh chemicals & abrasive sponges should be avoided as they will scratch the shiny lustre surface.
We recommend hand washing our china painted items gently with soap & water. The colours will stay fresh & crisp if you keep these items out of the dishwasher.
As a final note, minor blemishes are not uncommon on hand made items. We believe that they can definitely add to the uniqueness of the piece & often provide a certain charm & character. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom.