We use both stoneware and earthenware for our ceramic products.
A few of our items are made from earthenware. With earthenware it is possible to obtain nice bright colors, but the clay is more fragile than other types such as porcelain or stoneware and should be treated accordingly. Earthenware will chip when roughly handled.
Our oven dishes are made of stoneware. Stoneware is fired at very high temperatures, hardening the clay so it is suitable for oven use. Stoneware cannot obtain as bright colors as earthenware.
About all of our Ceramics
The main part of our RICE ceramic items is dishwasher-and freezer safe, but we always recommend to look at the instructions for the individual product.
Every item is glazed after the painting is done – on some items you will find small holes in the glazing. This cannot be avoided, and it presents no danger to the durability of the product.
Furthermore, over time small cracks on the ceramics surface might appear. This happens because clay is a “live” material that keeps acting up. Small cracks can therefore be expected when buying beautiful handmade ceramics – and we actually believe that it makes every piece unique…
There are only a few precautions you should take to get the most out of your ceramic products:
- Please don’t expose the stoneware oven dishes to more than 240 degrees Celsius
- Never put the stoneware oven dishes straight from the freezer and into the oven as the thermal shock might cause it to crack
- Earthenware products are not intended for the oven