Caring For Your Pottery


Your new pottery is made from stoneware clay.  Stoneware is a durable clay that will last you a life time by following the very simple guidelines outlined below.

Your stoneware  was fired in an electric kiln to approximately 2100 degrees Fahrenheit and can withstand even the highest temperature in your gas/electric oven. However stoneware does not like sudden changes in temperature. Never put hot stoneware on a cold surface. Nor should you place hot stoneware in or on water.  Do not pour hot liquids into cold stoneware or cold liquids into hot stoneware.

In the Oven

When using your stoneware in the oven you must preheat the oven, stoneware and food together. Do not put cold stoneware into a hot oven. Be sure to adjust cooking time. Stoneware retains heat therefore always use oven mitts when removing your stoneware from the oven.

In the Microwave

Before microwaving be sure your stoneware contains liquid or food. Never microwave empty stoneware. Stoneware retains heat therefore always use oven mitts when removing your stoneware from the microwave.

Never use your stoneware on the stove top or over an open flame. It can crack.

In the Dishwasher

Stoneware is dishwasher safe. It is recommended that stoneware with attachments such as handles on a mug be placed on the top shelf of the dishwasher. 

Questions or comments? Please contact me at annaugustinpottery@gmail.com