The most obvious tip: Yes, the pots will break if you drop them!
Do not expose pottery to water (Inside or outside). Do not wipe with a damp cloth.
Dust pottery only with a soft, smooth cloth (no terry cloth or textured fabric). A very soft
paintbrush (sable or camel) can be used.
Always use two hands to carry your pot one on top one on the bottom, or one hand on each side. Be
careful with handles, they can be fragile. Do not grip or lift pots by the rim. Take care with Jewelry,
rings can scratch the finish.
Place a piece of felt or cloth between the pot and the shelf to protect the signature.
Avoid exposing pottery to extreme temperature changes.
For those who live in "earthquake country" (also good for mischievous pets):
Weigh pots down with a small zip lock bag containing sand, glass marbles, rice, etc. Do not fill
the pot more than one third full as you want them bottom heavy. Remember to remove the weight before
Secure your shelves; make sure they are well attached to the walls. Shelf brackets should be of
sufficient length and strength to support the weight of your pottery;
Prevent pots from sliding. Consider attaching a small wooden molding to the front of shelves.
Line shelves with non-slip material (a thin sheet of rubber foam, Styrofoam sheeting, etc.).
If you need assistance with special problems, major cleaning (your grandchild spills ice cream on your pot), restoration or repair (the cat breaks a pot), or replacement (irreparable damage), please feel free to call us.
We hope these ideas help you maintain the beauty and value of your pottery for years of enjoyment.
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