Quality and Care

 

Quality

I work very hard to ensure you are getting a quality product through a variety of testing. My products are very durable, but keep in mind that any pottery is intended for serving rather than cooking.

Care

Handcrafted dinnerware like ours takes a little more TLC to extend the life of your dishes. Most of our ceramic products are microwave and dishwasher safe, with just a few stipulations. If your product has gold writing or accents on it, it is not Microwave safe. Do not place over direct heat. Avoid extreme temperature changes and high heats. We recommend caution with oven use.

For dishwashing, we suggest avoiding more acidic and abrasive detergents, such as Cascade and Lemi Shine, which can cause unnecessary wear on some of our glazes. We recommend gentle, environmentally-friendly detergents like Planet Dishwashing Detergent and Seventh Generation.

Variation

I proudly handcraft my ceramics in a way that’s uniquely Sylvan. The materials and process result in natural variation from piece to piece, including irregularities in glaze color, texture, and finish — and that’s something we should all celebrate. I feel that these characteristics are in no way considered flaws and only add to the one-of-a-kind beauty of our products. Each piece is carefully inspected to ensure that it lives up to my high standards of quality.