Q. Is your pottery lead free?
A. Yes. There is no lead used in any of our glazes.
Q. Is your pottery dishwasher safe?
A. Yes. All pots are dishwasher safe just be sure that they don't come in direct contact with the heating element that is on during the drying cycle.
Q. Can you use your pottery in the microwave?
A. All pottery is functional and microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. You can bake in it and serve when finished! Pottery CANNOT be used in the broiler, on an open flame, or directly on the stove burner. This will cause cracking." I think this would be best placed once you click on pottery category, but let me know if that's too difficult. If so, the home page will work fine.
You can use our pottery in the microwave but remember that these pieces are handmade so there can be variation in thickness (albeit small) which could cause a piece to crack if it were heated too fast, therefore if you decide to use the microwave, it is recommended that you heat the piece with it contents up slower than maybe suggested by the recipe. (e.g. if the recipe calls for X-number of minutes on the high setting---it is better to do five or more minutes at a lower setting and then finish at the higher setting.) The above procedure is not necessary for smaller pieces, such as, mugs or soup bowls unless they are unusually cold.
Q. Is your pottery oven safe?
A. Yes, but here again it is better to place the pot into a cold oven and let it heat up as the oven warms to cooking temperature. In other words, don't preheat the oven. Don't put a cold pot into a hot oven or a hot pot into the refrigerator, let them either warm up or cool down to room temperature. You may store leftovers in the pot in the refrigerator but not in the freezer.
Q. Can I place a teapot or any other pot directly on a burner or electric stove heating element?
A. No. Direct contact with a burner or heating element will cause the pot to crack.
Q. Why are the bottoms of your pots unglazed?
A. To keep them from sticking to the kiln shelves when they are fired.
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