Hearts and Lace~what a perfect combination! These trays are hand crafted using a speckled stoneware clay. We will even include a gift card that you provide to us at checkout.
Variations in Pottery
As with all handmade pottery there are small variations in size, shape and color. Most of our customers like the variations. That is one of the many reasons they buy handmade work~for the uniqueness of each piece. The pieces shown on our websites are a good representation of the pieces you will receive when you purchase them.
Variation in color is due to many factors. Included in these is how the kiln fires, variation in chemicals we use in our glazes, thickness of glazes we overlap to create effects, where the piece is placed in the kiln, to name a few. We do our best to adjust.
Care for my Handmade Pottery
You are buying pottery that has been fired to over 2200 degrees, making it quite durable. The glaze, which is glass and adds beauty to the piece, must be treated as such. Meaning you need to me concerned about thermal shock. Thermal shock is when a piece goes through an extreme temperature change, abruptly. This is why we recommend placing pottery into a cool oven and then turning the heat on. So the piece and food warm up together. We also recommend using a hot pad to place the piece it when it comes out of the oven. This will ensure that your pottery will last for years and years.
Pottery may also be used in the microwave and the dishwasher. We use our pieces daily in our home. They go in and out of the microwave and dishwasher continuously. We have done this for years and years.