Care and Handling
I find real beauty in the wabi-sabi aesthetic. It is to embrace the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. For this reason you find deliberately weathered, worn, textured surfaces often in my works and silky matte glazes are my favourites to work with.
Matte surfaces are porous by nature and will absorb colours from some acidic foods if they are used to store the food for days and will have cutlery marks of their use over time.
The glaze is stronger than the soft metal so their marks do not go into the glaze rather it marks the top. Cutlery marks can be scrubbed off or lighten with water and baking soda or magic eraser or with a powder detergent with the active ingredient oxalic acid. Never use a metal sponge.
All my ceramics are made from stoneware clay. They are dishwasher and food safe unless stated otherwise. However it is recommended that you hand wash with care.
Some of my ceramics are unglazed stoneware. It’s non-porous and completely vitrified. During the everyday use you may notice oil markings. As you continue to use the ceramics the markings will even out.
Handling ceramics requires care and common sense. Do not heat or cool them rapidly and do not use them in the oven and microwave. Avoid heavy handling. Stack them carefully. Rims, handles and spouts are the most delicate parts. Do not drop ceramics on the floor. They will break, but do not be afraid to use them.