Avoid thermal shock
- Never place pottery under a broiler, over direct flame or on the stove top.
- Let pottery preheat with the oven. You can take the chill off by filling with hot tap water before putting in a preheated oven or adding very hot liquids or food.
- When taking pottery directly from the fridge let it warm up a little before placing in a hot oven or heating in the microwave. Pottery can handle any oven temperature once it has warmed evenly.
- Setting a hot dish on cold tile or counter top is another source of thermal shock. Use a potholder, cork or wooden trivet.