Handmade ceramics: a cultural treasure

Ceramic pieces embellish your table, as well as elevating the dining experience and making meal times even more special. So come with us on a journey through handmade ceramics and discover the secrets and care that perpetuate the unique beauty of its pieces.

Portuguese handmade ceramics: an investment in history, beauty and quality

When you buy a piece of Portuguese handmade ceramics, you are bringing a piece of Portuguese culture into your home. These are delicate pieces that require special care to ensure their longevity.

The handmade ceramic pieces are also always made by hand, which means that each one is unique. By learning to look after them is showing its esteem and appreciation for the work and dedication of artisans.

Proper cleaning

Small precautions can make all the difference when it comes to cleaning. When washing themwash them by hand or in the dishwasher and avoid soaking them to avoid stains. To cleanUse lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Avoid using abrasive products or rough sponges, which can damage the surface of the pieces. In the case of stubborn stains, remove them with a little baking soda mixed with water, applied gently and rinsed well.

Handle parts with care

When handling your parts, be careful not to drop them or hit hard surfaces. Always hold them with both hands and avoid applying excessive pressure to delicate areas. During use, avoid direct contact with fire, stoves or, for example, barbecues, as this can cause irreversible damage to the parts.

When using the parts in an electric oven or microwave, take special care to avoid thermal shockavoid placing them in preheated ovens or in direct contact with icy surfaces.

In addition, it is also advisable to avoid using metal cutlery of a lower hardness that could scratch the ceramic.

Special attention when tidying up

Store your items in dry and airy places, away from direct sunlight and sources of excessive heat. Avoid stacking pieces on top of each other to prevent cracks or breakages.

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Tips for dealing with small everyday challenges

Even with all the care and attention, it’s possible that your ceramic tiles may face some common problems such as stains, cracks or breakages. But don’t worry! Here are some tips for dealing with these issues in the best possible way:

  • Stains: if you notice stains on your ceramic tiles, try cleaning them with a solution of water and white vinegar. Leave the solution on for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. When cleaning, always use a soft cloth, preferably microfiber.
  • Cracks: small “cracks” can be repaired with a little ceramic tile glue. Apply the glue to the crack and gently press the parts together.
  • Breaks: in the event of breakages, it is important to assemble all the parts of the piece and try to glue them together with ceramic glue. If the breakage is very large or irreparable, consider looking for a craftsman who specializes in restoring ceramics.
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Discover our unique pieces of Portuguese ceramics

If you’re ready to enhance the charm of your home with handmade ceramic pieces that tell stories, come and discover the authentic beauty of ceramic pieces from Companhia Atlântica. 

Developed from the best natural resources in Portugal, in partnership with artisans who hold centuries-old skills, each piece is a unique expression of Portugal’s rich culture, meticulously created to add a touch of elegance and authenticity to your everyday life.

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