Q: My ceramic item is food safe, so can I wash it in a dishwasher?
A: Although our food safe ceramics are glazed and water tight, I highly recommend hand washing. Any exposed areas (such as an unglazed foot ring, or stilt marks) will start to deteriorate and the glaze will then lose its luster.
Q: My ceramic item has three pin holes on the underside-is it chipped or broken?
A: When ceramics are fully glazed and fired, they require stilts to keep the glaze from fusing the item to the kiln shelf. Every stilted item will result with the three pin marks.
The pin marks are very sharp when the stilt is removed, so I then grind all marks down until no longer sharp!