HANDCRAFTED QUALITY The beauty of true-handcrafted ceramics is that they are each not exactly the same. My process is a slow design from thoughtful sketches to the making process that intentionally leaves behind the gentle journey as the pottery comes into being. You should expect slight variance in surface and shape from one piece to the next. This individual beauty is where the character, warmth, and connection is found.
Each vessel begins as a sketch where I work out proportion and dimensions. This then serves as a blueprint so each piece is approximately the same dimensions but still completely unique because it is individually handcrafted. While I strive for close similarity, each vessel will vary slightly from the particular image on this website. However, every piece that passes from our studio to your hands is carefully inspected for any flaws that occur outside of these expected handcrafted distinctions.
I create in porcelain for its unrivaled strength, durability, and beauty. Because there is no iron in the clay body, the vessel itself will not become overly hot in the microwave. The bottoms are designed flat and sanded to an ultra smoothness to ensure they will not scratch furniture or collect water in the dishwasher.
My tableware is designed for the modern home. The glazes are food safe and they do well in the microwave, dishwasher or warming-only oven. Always avoid direct heat from a flame broiler or stovetop or moving vessels quickly from one temperature to another. This will shock (and crack!) the wares. To decrease the risk of thermal shock, allow pottery to slowly acclimate slowly to the new temperature.
For clean up, again, be careful moving quickly from one temperature to another. If your dish is hot from the microwave or warming oven, you must allow it to cool to room temperature before washing with cold water. And alternately, allow your dish to adjust to room temperature if it’s cold from the refrigerator before washing with hot water.
Satin Matte glazes may take on cutlery marks as the metal from your utensils transfer onto the dish. These are not scratches. The marks are easily removed with scouring powder. Unglazed surfaces are water and stain resistant but not stain proof. It is important to clean food (especially red sauces and baked foods) from these surfaces immediately in order to keep your tableware blemish free. Warm water mixed with baking soda is a great, lightly abrasive cleaner for the unglazed surfaces. Simply use a scrub or bristle brush to clean with the mixture to remove light stains.