Care and Handling

The Japanese of wabi- sabi has had great influence on my work. I find beauty and peace in the imperfections of life combining my Nordic heritage with Japanese tradition. This is called Japandi. One of my goals is to achieve a rustic and vivid expression. For this reason you find deliberately weathered, worn, textured surfaces often in my works.

 

 

Avoid thermal shock by heating or cooling rapidly. In other words don not let the dishes go from hot to cool or vice versa too quickly. Do not use them in the microwave or oven. Also, do not use on a stovetop expose them to open flame. This may result in fragility and cracking breakage.

 

 

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 lighten with water and baking soda. Never use a metal sponge. All my ceramics are made from porcelain, stoneware or earthenware clay. It  is recommended to hand wash with care.

 

 

If you must move your ceramic object for cleaning, be sure to carry it using both hands. Support large items under the center and do not pick up your item by their handles, knobs or rims as they are weaker and prone to damage.

 

 

Some parts are unglazed and it is 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.  Matte surfaces are porous by nature and will absorb colours from some acidic foods if they are used to store the food for days (e.g. tomato sauce and beetroot) and will have cutlery marks of their use over time. Remember that our ceramics are for serving food not storing food. 

 

 

You may notice some of your dishes have a small superficial crack on the underside. This is called an "s-crack" these not any cause for concern and will in no way affect the functionality of your dish. It is just something that happens often in the process of firing. If you have received a piece with an s-crack that means that the crack was thoroughly filled by glaze in the firing process and your dish is still water tight.

 

 

Handling ceramics requires care and common sense. 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. Our ceramics are designed and made to be used and enjoyed.