Is the pottery microwave/dishwasher/freezer safe/oven safe?
Yes. All our pottery is fired at a searing temperature of 2,246 degrees Fahrenheit until it becomes hard as stone, making it scratch and chip resistant, food, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe, and oven safe up to 475° F. However, as with all stoneware one should avoid sudden, extreme changes in temperature. For example, pieces fresh out of the dishwasher should be allowed to cool before being placed in a freezer. Pottery is not to be used on the stove-top.
Is the pottery food safe?
Yes. All our pieces are lead and cadmium free, and certified by FDA to be food safe.
How durable is your pottery? Can I use it for everyday use?
All our pottery is made from special high-quality clay found only in Boleslawiec, and fired at a searing temperature of 2,246 degrees Fahrenheit until it becomes hard as stone (and classified as stoneware), making it scratch and chip resistant. Furthermore, all of our pieces have received a transparent, protective glaze to protect the hand-painted artisan details of the designs to prevent wear and tear caused by food sticking. The non-porous nature of Boleslawiec stoneware makes the baking dishes easy to clean and maintain, while making them durable to withstand heavy daily use.
Will the pottery arrive exactly like it looks on the website?
Yes, and no. The images on the website are an accurate example of each piece and style’s design, however, due to their handmade nature, the designs and color details of these pieces may vary from piece to piece.
What does Unikat mean?
In one word—unique. In Boleslawiec (Polish) pottery these hand-created, individually painted pieces are signed by the the artist—as with our Eva’s Collection pieces—and are called UNIKAT. That makes it the highest level of quality and intricacy of the design, as opposed to less time consuming and simpler, traditional designs, which are not signed by the artist. So basically it means that the piece is from a limited collection, making each one a unique work of usable art for your home.