Abraham McBride Pottery is very hardy and durable. Every piece is fired to over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and is made with entirely food safe, lead-free clay and glazes. This type of stoneware can easily last over a decade with daily use. After years of use we have come up with a few tips that will help your pottery withstand time.
- Avoid high speed collisions with solid objects (hard counters, the floor, other pottery) as this will result in chips, micro cracks, and eventually breakage.
- If you are using the pottery in an oven try to avoid rapid cooling. When cold water comes in contact with hot pottery, the thermal shock creates micro cracks in the clay body and glaze. The pottery should survive this, but it will shorten its lifespan.
- To keep your pottery looking its best and in great condition we recommend hand washing. Hand washing is not necessary, but after years of daily dishwasher-ing the vibrancy of the glazes fade. Fading is a cosmetic change; the pottery is still 100% safe to use and completely functional.
- Please be careful with hot liquids and ovens. Stoneware can conduct and hold heat very effectively. This is great for keeping your coffee hot, but mugs and bowls can become very hot to the touch. Use caution!