Edith Heath worked hard to develop a proprietary clay body that would fire at a lower temperature and therefore behave much more like porcelain than your typical stoneware. What does this mean? Heathware is very durable, but keep in mind that Heathware is intended for serving rather than cooking.
Handcrafted dinnerware like ours takes a little more TLC to extend the life of your dishes. Our ceramic products are microwave and dishwasher safe, with just a few stipulations. Do not place over direct heat. Avoid extreme temperature changes and high heats. We recommend caution with oven use: place ceramic piece in cool oven and bring up to temperature with the oven, no higher than 400°F.
For dishwashing, we suggest avoiding more acidic and abrasive detergents, such as Cascade and Lemi Shine, which can cause unnecessary wear on some of our glazes. We recommend gentle, environmentally-friendly detergents like Planet Dishwashing Detergent and Seventh Generation. To remove marks left by silverware, we recommend using Bar Keepers Friend, which is available in our showrooms, online, and in most major hardware stores. Read more here.
We proudly handcraft our ceramics in a way that’s uniquely Heath. Our materials and process result in natural variation from piece to piece, including irregularities in glaze color, texture, and finish — and that’s something we celebrate. We feel that these characteristics are in no way considered flaws and only add to the one-of-a-kind beauty of our products. Each piece is carefully inspected to ensure that it lives up to our high standards of quality as well as those our customers have come to expect from Heath Ceramics.
Dinnerware Quality & Care
Each piece reflects the materials and handcrafted nature of its making.