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Italian Ceramics Care and Usage

 

ITALIAN CERAMICS CARE AND USAGE

 

The Italian ceramics, also known as Majolica or Italian Pottery that we offer are handmade & hand painted by individual artists and not reproduced in a factory setting by machines.  Each piece is unique and one of a kind.  Therefore, you may notice a slight color, indentation, design, glaze or size variation or perhaps a tiny smudge, a small dimple, a paint spot or a loose fitting lid.  These variances & imperfections are not considered manufacturing defects.  They are evidence of an original, unique, one of a kind, handcrafted, handpainted piece of artwork created by Italian artisans.

 

All of our Italian ceramics that are intended to have contact with food are food safe & have met FDA standards and have been tested and approved for safe use.  Handwashing is recommended.  Harsh scouring powders and harsh scourers can damage the glaze on the ceramics.  To remove major food or drink (eg. coffee, tea, balsamic) stains from food or drink that was left in a ceramic product for a long time, mix a solution of 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach per quart of water, soak a for a few minutes, then rinse.  You can place your Italian ceramics in the dishwasher in a less intense low energy-saving/fine china cycle with a cool dry or air dry at the end.  If you do place your Italian ceramics in a dishwasher, make sure the pieces are not touching and are secured in place.  Italian ceramics should not be used in the microwave or oven.

 

Italian Ceramics, also known as majolica are made of earthenware.  Italian majolica ceramics have a tendency to craze.  Crazing (minuscule lines in the glaze) is common with repeated or extreme use.  Crazing also occurs when you expose your Italian ceramics to extreme temperatures, such as boiling water or direct heat.  Crazing has no significant effects on the ceramics, it is mainly cosmetic.  To lessen crazing we suggest the following: (1) avoid drastic temperature changes, that in rare occasions can shock the ceramics and cause them to break, (2) since ceramics absorb cold, run warm water on the ceramic piece before placing warm or hot food or drink on or in it, (3) put a metal spoon in your ceramic while pouring a hot liquid to deflect the heat.

 

FOOD SAFE

 

All of our Italian ceramics that are intended to have contact with food have met FDA standards and have been tested and approved for safe use.  This includes all dinnerware, serving pieces, tabletop and kitchenware accessories, wall plates, biscotti jars, canisters and jars, pitchers, cups, plates, bowls and wine goods.

 

 

A copy of the above is given with every ceramic purchase.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR ITALIAN CERAMICS
We are the direct importers of all our
Italian Ceramics

 

 

Learn a brief history of Italian Ceramics.

 

What is Italian Majolica (also known as
Maiolica or Maioliche)?

 

How are Italian Ceramics created?

 

SEE About Our Italian Ceramics

 

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THE ITALIAN ROOSTER PITCHER
"Roosters of Fortune"
 An Italian Tradition

 

 

Shopping for an original Italian Gift for
friends, relatives or for yourself?

 

The Italian Rooster pitcher symbolizes
"Good Luck."   An ideal 
thank you,
housewarming or wedding gift.

 

SEE Italian Ceramic Rooster Legend

 

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We hope you enjoy your authentic Italian Majolica Ceramics