Pottery is not only a functional art form but also an investment in creativity and time. In this blog post, we share essential tips for caring for your pottery to ensure its longevity and preserve its beauty for generations to come.
First and foremost, always handle your pottery with care. Avoid dropping or banging the pieces, as they can chip or crack easily. When moving your pottery, use both hands and provide adequate padding or support to prevent damage.
To clean your pottery, use a soft cloth or sponge and mild soap. Avoid abrasive materials that could scratch or damage the glaze. If you’re displaying pottery outdoors, ensure it is protected from harsh weather conditions and direct sunlight, as these factors can degrade the glaze and fade the colours over time.
When storing your pottery, consider using acid-free tissue paper or cloth to separate pieces and prevent them from touching directly, as contact between glazed surfaces could lead to unwanted reactions.
Finally, if you notice any minor chips or cracks, it’s best to consult a professional pottery conservator who can repair and restore your cherished pieces to their former glory.