Frequently asked questions
Can I really use it?
What is Thermal Shock?
Thermal shock occurs when an object is exposed to changes in temperature that are either too drastic or too rapid. Large, wide pottery pieces can be subject to cracking from thermal shock but a few simple precautions will keep your stoneware strong and durable for many years of use:
· Even, indirect heat is the key. Ovens are ideal, a stovetop burner is not.
· Heating (or cooling) on an open rack or grate allows even temperature distribution.
· Spread contents evenly across wide pieces when baking.
· Cold cupboards? Allow your piece to reach room temperature or pre-warm with tap water before baking.
Pottery is safe in the microwave & dishwasher too- enjoy using it every day!
What is stoneware?
There are many types of clay bodies available, composed of different igredients that affect their characteristics and ultimate use. Three commonly known groups are Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain.
Do you offer classes?
No. In order to focus my time on fulfilling orders, I am not able to offer hands-on classes. I do offer Private Demonstration Parties by arrangement. Please contact me if you would like to know more about the parties.