Ceramics Care

 

CLEANING

Bréza Ceramics pieces are built for everyday use, but do require care when using and cleaning. To retain the quality of your piece and ensure longevity, hand-washing with a soft sponge and mild detergent is recommended. Wash your ceramic piece right after use, especially if it’s matte glazed or have unglazed parts.

 


TIPS

Due to the nature of some glazes I advise to avoid using ceramics in the microwave, especially ceramics that have golden or other metallic details because it could cause sparking in the microwave.


Avoid moving ceramics between extreme hot or cold environments such as an oven or freezer, as this could cause thermal shock and result in fragility and cracking or breakage.


 
MATERIALS

Stoneware
Mostly I made ceramics out of stoneware clay, which fired at higher temperatures, about 1200-1250°C, becomes vitrified, non-porous and gets a beautiful stone like finish. Stoneware is a more durable, denser material, and is meant for high-quality functional dinnerware.

Earthenware

Earthenware clay is fired at lower temperatures, about 1050 – 1100°C. Unlike Stoneware, it’s not vitrified and is slightly porous, which makes it more sensitive. For this reason, functional Earthenware is whole glazed and is not recommended for use in a dishwasher, microwave or oven.

Glazes
Made with Lead-free and Food Safe glazes.

 

Bréza Ceramics pieces are made by hand so little imperfections can occur, but that’s what gives them a handmade signature which is unique to every piece. Making ceramics is a slow and very delicate process, it requires to be patient and present. It is my way to celebrate an authentic and slow lifestyle, creating ceramic pieces that are meant to be enjoyed and treasured.