About Artistica Ceramics...

Deruta Dinnerware

We ONLY feature genuine Italian hand painted ceramic dinnerware masterfully hand decorated by old school artists from Deruta, Firenze, Vietri-Amalfi and Faenza.
All Artistica's Dinnerware and Tabletop Products are Guaranteed to be 100% Food Safe.
Our manufactures do NOT use any glaze or color pigment with lead content in our dinnerware and tabletop products.
Furthermore we independently inspected and test these products to comply with FDA standards and U.S.A. import regulations for lead and cadmium.
See our latest independent laboratory test


Microwave and Conventional Oven Use
Artistica's dinnerware products are manufactured to be used as "Serving" pieces and not cookware, and therefore not suitable for conventional oven use.
They can be used in Microwave oven for moderate reheating only.
As the temperature of certain items may vary after microwave use, we recommend to carefully handle any piece.
Microwaving will not brake an item but it may "craze" the glaze, causing tiny cracks although with no significant effect on the ceramic piece.

Dishwasher Safe
All Artistica's dinnerware items are electric dish-washing safe, but it is recommended to place the dishes or ceramics far apart to avoid touching each other during the high pressure dish-washing.

CHARACTERISTICS of MAJOLICA and EARTHENWARE CERAMICS:
The crazing effect
With repeated use or with temperature and humidity change, earthenware ceramics have a tendency to "craze" (forming minuscule hairline cracks in the glazing).
The crazing is the nature of earthenware, and has no significant effect on the ceramics and sometimes it is a much sought after effect...
It may appear several days or even years after production and is caused by the thermal expansions of glaze and ceramic body that expand slightly on heating and contract on cooling as the glaze "stretches" on the ware and cracks.

Dinnerware Thermal Shock and cracking
Earthenware by nature is sensitive to extreme temperatures such as boiling or freezing liquids, therefore pour hot liquids into your plates or cups, slowly to avoid sudden temperature changes that may crack your ceramic piece.

The beauty of imperfection
Because each piece of Majolica and Ceramic is individually crafted, you will notice slight variations in color and size.
Furthermore, occasionally you will note paint smudges, fingerprints and looseness of lids. These variances should not be considered as imperfections, but as evidence of fine, hand-crafted work.

100% Food Safe - 100% Lead Free
All Artistica's Dinnerware and Tabletop Products are Guaranteed to be 100% Food Safe. Our manufactures do NOT use any glaze or color pigment with lead content in our dinnerware and tabletop products.
Furthermore we independently inspected and test these products to comply with FDA standards and U.S.A. import regulations for lead and cadmium.
See our latest independent laboratory test.

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