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Product Care

Tableware products are made from high-resistance white china, and may be put in the microwave and the dishwasher. They are durable enough for everyday use, and may be used in the vicinity of children and the clumsiest of friends and relatives.
Handmade Ceramics are functional works of art, crafted from earthenware and glazed with non-toxic, low-fire glazes. These items should be hand washed only in warm soapy water with a non-abrasive cloth; they should not be placed in the oven, microwave, or dishwasher and should be used only as serving dishes.
Avoid storing handmade works for long periods of time in direct sunlight, as it may alter the surface of the glaze.
All Laura Zindel tableware is food safe.

What is the difference between Handmade and Tableware?

Our Handmade line is made to order in our Vermont studio by local artisans. Handmade works are created from earthenware clay and must be hand-washed only. These products are not meant for use in the dishwasher, microwave or oven.
Our Tableware line is produced by the Homer Laughlin Company in Ohio and finished and shipped from Vermont. This line is made of high-resistant china and is safe for use in the microwave and dishwasher.

Why can’t I put my Handmade pieces in the dishwasher or microwave?

Handmade pieces are made out of earthenware, a clay body that does not like to be heated and cooled quickly or it may crack or break. Handmade pieces are designed for food serving only.

How do I know if my piece is Handmade or from the Tableware line?

Handmade items have our logo stamped into the clay on the bottom of each piece.
Tableware items have our logo fired onto the surface of the bottom of each piece.

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