Use and Care

All Riverlane Studios ceramics are safe for food and drink as well as use in the microwave, oven and dishwasher (unless otherwise noted).

To ensure your hand-crafted pottery stays in excellent condition for many years, follow these use and care tips:

Cookware and Bakeware:

Ceramic bakeware cooks more evenly than most metal pans and retains heat after baking. It’s non-reactive and ideal for casseroles, cobblers and other dishes that are served warm. It also makes for a beautiful serving dish.

  • Avoid sudden, drastic changes in temperature, as this may cause the pot to crack or break. 
  • When possible, reheat your cook or bakeware with the oven. Place it in a cool oven, then preheat the oven as usual. 
  • You may warm the pot by swirling it with hot water.
  • When cooking an item such as a roast or chicken, add water or liquid to the pot to distribute the heat evenly.
  • Never place a hot ceramic pot on a cold surface. Use a trivet or pot holder to protect the surface and prevent cracking.
  • Let your cookware cool completely before storing in refrigerator. 
  • Do not use on stovetop or other direct heat element.
  • Wash with soap and water or in the dishwasher.

Teapots:

Ceramic teapots have been used by for over 11,00 years. They’re designed to retain heat, making them ideal for black tea. They’re also easy to clean.

  • Avoid sudden, drastic changes in temperature, as this may cause the pot to crack or break. Never pour boiling water into a cold ceramic teapot.
  • Do not use on stovetop or other direct heat element.
  • Bring your water to a boil in a separate pot or kettle.
  • Add hot water to your teapot and swirl it around thoroughly to warm the pot, then pour it out.
  • With your pot warm and empty, add teabags or lose tea to the pot.
  • Pour your freshly boiled water over the tea and steep to your preferred strength.
  • Never place a hot ceramic teapot directly on a cold surface. Use a trivet or pot holder to protect the surface and prevent cracking.
  • The handle of your teapot should remain safe to touch, but use caution, and a potholder when necessary.
  • Rinse the pot to clean.
  • You may wash in soap and water, or place in the dishwasher (be careful the pot doesn’t bump into other dishes in the dishwasher). A narrow bottle brush may help you remove stuck leaves from the spout.

If your cookware, canister or teapot is not glazed inside, do not use soap to clean the un-glazed portion of the pot.