FAQ – Karamics

What is the difference between your product and a factory/mass-produced ceramic product?

Everything I make is handmade. They are either thrown on the pottery wheel or are hand-built. Marks of the handmade process are shown which make each product unique.

Each piece takes about 2 to 3 weeks to finish. After the item is thrown on the wheel it dries for a day. Then the item gets trimmed, and dries for about a week so it’s bone dry for the first firing. The first firing is on 950ºC which is the bisque fire. After that the item gets glazed and fired again at 1250ºC. When that’s finished I sand the item so the bottom is soft and won't scratch your table.

The production of handmade ceramics is a time-consuming process and I share the process on my instagram page: @karamics

How do I care for the product?

All items are stoneware so fired to 1230 or 1250ºC. Which means that every item is watertight and food safe. They are also dishwasher safe, but I always do recommend just washing them by hand. (You never know, you know?)

Except for Raku items. These are fired to around 950ºC. They are not watertight and not dishwasher safe. If you buy any raku vase, it is only for decorative use. If you put water in these vases you will get a wet patch under the vase which can water-damage your tables.

Do you take custom orders?

Yes, depending on the order of course. You can always email me (info@karamics.nl) or message me on instagram (@karamics) to see what the possibilities are.

Still got some unanswered questions? 

Feel free to send me any questions at info@karamics.nl or fill in the form on the contact page.