John Julian ceramics are designed to be durable and hardwearing. We understand that ceramics need to be robust enough to stand up to everyday life.
Depending on whether your piece is glazed or unglazed they need to be treated a little differently.
Glazing adds an extra layer of durability to the pieces. All our fully glazed tableware are dishwasher and microwave friendly. However our Large Dinner Plates and Classical Platters will not fit in conventional dishwashers.
For pieces where the porcelain or stoneware have been left completely or partially unglazed, we recommend washing in warm soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge.
To remove stains we recommend making a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water and giving a gentle scrub with a sponge or a toothbrush. A paste of dish soap and bicarbonate of soda also works well. For greasy marks on unglazed pieces, rub the area with a food-safe oil (olive oil works well) let it sit for a bit and then clean with soap and water or the bicarb mix. For really stubborn marks, dampen the piece with a sponge and give it a light sand. When sanding make sure the area is well ventilated.
When using our tableware, especially when making a hot drink, we highly suggest that you let boiling water stop bubbling and cool slightly before pouring it into John Julian piece. Pouring boiling water directly into a cool porcelain or stoneware piece may cause the item to crack.
With a little bit of TLC John Julian pieces will last a lifetime and more.