- What is the difference between your product and a factory/mass-produced ceramic object?
Everything I create is handmade and will show the marks of this process, which means that each piece is unique.
All the pieces I make are hand-thrown on the pottery wheel in my home studio in Amsterdam. After the initial throwing on the wheel the pieces are dried for a day on the shelf before they can be trimmed. Then the piece is air dried for a about a week. When it is completely bone-dry I fire it the kiln for the first time at 950ºC, which results in a bisque fired piece. I then add several layers of glaze, often multiple glazes on a single piece, and it fire it again at 1220ºC.
The production of handmade ceramics is a time-consuming process. It takes a number of weeks to make a piece.
I share the process and finished pieces on @dewe_ceramics.
- How do I care for the product?
All items are glazed in a food safe & lead free glaze and are microwave & dishwasher safe.
Although the pieces are dishwasher proof I recommend to hand wash it as much as possible, as dishwasher use may shorten its lifespan.
Avoid placing the pieces in extreme cold or hot environments such as oven or a freezer, as this could cause thermal shock which could result in cracking.
- How often do you update your shop?
About once a month I have enough pieces ready to offer them for sale. I will announce this via Instagram. You can follow along @dewe_ceramics.
- Do you make custom or wholesale orders?
No wholesale orders at this moment.
I have limited time for custom orders and I'll only take orders from a minimum amount of 100 euro. Please allow about 6-8 weeks to complete, because I carefully plan the custom orders ahead and the process of making handmade ceramics is a very time consuming process.
The way I make ceramics does not allow me to customize your pieces.
Please contact me at email@example.com.
- What are my payment options?
If you prefer to pay with a payment request ('betaalverzoek'), bank transfer or IDeal, this is also possible. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you asap.
- I saw your Instagram story and there is a product in your shop update that I would like to have, can I reserve it in advance?
I'm afraid I can't reserve a product from an announced shop update for you. I want to keep it as fair as possible for everyone, that's why I announce my shop update specifically with the day and time.