Unglazed porcelain surfaces, such as the matte white areas on our Sip, Slurp and Chug Mugs are sometimes susceptible to light stains. Frequent washing can help remove and prevent staining.
We suggest hand washing, however, our tableware items can be placed in the dishwasher for the removal of stubborn stains on a gentle / low heat setting.
You can also place the item in a bowl of warm water with a detergent tab. Very stubborn stains and spots can sometimes be removed with diluted chlorine and lime remover.
Dark lines in the glaze (usually caused by silverware) can be removed with vienna lime chalk powder or by scrubbing with a sponge and a dish soap + baking soda mixture.
If greasy marks appear on matte surfaces, rub the area with food safe oils, let sit, then clean with soap and water or try scrubbing with a sponge and a dish soap + baking soda mixture.
All of our porcelain and stoneware tableware items are microwave safe.
It is very important (and we highly suggest) that you let boiling water settle (stop rolling / bubbling) before pouring it into a tableware item - especially a hand made piece. If the item is very cold to the touch, we also suggest pre-heating it with hot tap water.
Pouring boiling water directly into a cool handmade cup, bowl or mug may cause the item / glaze to crack.
Made with love.
Made to last a lifetime.
Ceramic items, no matter the material, can outlast generations. Jars, vases and ceramic sculptures have survived the test of time, sitting in museums and grandmas' cabinets, undiscovered tombs and caves around the world.
As long as items are treated with respect, handled with care and used appropriately, they should last a long, long time.
Of course, we understand that mistakes happen, life happens and, well, kids and cats happen.
If anything should come between your Studio Arhoj item and a long lifespan, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
While we don't offer repairs ourselves, we may have suggestions on how to best fix an item. We may also be able to offer something to ease the pain.
You can find info on how to reach us on our contact page.
Thanks for bringing one (or many) of our items into your home. We hope it brings you joy for many, many years to come.