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 & 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.