Pure & Natural

Our glazes and clay are ALL 100%, third party certified food-safe, lead and cadmium free.  Our high fire stoneware blends are extremely durable and our products are built to last a lifetime with proper care.

Dishwasher Safe

We recommend using a non-citrus, non-abrasive detergent on the air dry cycle and not overloading the dishwasher. Hand washing is recommended for over sized items. We also suggest running all of our ceramics through the entire dishwasher cycle including the dry cycle on a warm temperature and allowing them to cool naturally.

Microwave & Oven Safe

The temperature of handmade, natural clay items may vary after microwave use. We recommend allowing items to cool before taking them out of the microwave or using an oven mitt. Pieces with metallic glaze details are real gold or silver, which should not be microwaved. Our dinnerware is microwave safe and oven safe up to 400°F with some stipulations. Always be careful to avoid temperature-shocking ceramics from extreme hot to cold. A good rule of thumb is to heat things slowly, evenly, and carefully! We recommend caution with oven use. Place the ceramic piece in a cool oven and bring up to temperature with the oven, no higher than 400°F. Never place a ceramic piece directly into a hot, preheated oven to avoid risk of temperature shocking.

Freezer Safe

Items can withstand freezing temperatures, but please allow them to return to room temperature before putting them into the oven.

Can Cutlery Leave Marks?

Some cutlery can create marks because our glaze is harder than the metal flatware. If you find an occasional mark, we recommend cleaning with safe and gentle "Bar Keeper's Friend" Soap, which can be found at your local hardware or grocery store.

What about stains?

Staining sometimes occurs if food, particularly acidic food such as tomato sauce, is stored too long in Tagliaferro products. It’s best to remember that our pieces are for serving — not storage — but if you do find yourself in this situation, we recommend thoroughly hand-washing with "Bar Keeper’s Friend".

Taking Care of Wood Planks

Every tree grows in its unique way, guided by its specie and shaped by its environment. Soil, slope and neighborhood manifests in the wood as marbled swirls of color, grain and figure. Wood never ceases to amaze even our most experienced craftspeople. Our boards are selected for their specific and unique natural character and they are easy to keep looking great.

Regular Use

Wipe off with a moistened cloth or sponge & mild dish soap.  Dry right away, don’t let moisture sit for long periods on the wood or leave soaking in water. 

Occasional Refreshing

After cleaning off and allowing to dry, apply a thick coat of our Butcher Block Conditioner across the surface.  Allow the oils to absorb into the wood, usually 10 to 15 minutes. Then, buff with your cloth in circular motions to a rich sheen.

Your wood plank is ready for immediate use!  You can lightly buff in more Conditioner at any time with a cotton cloth to help maintain a smooth and satiny look. 


The beautiful swirly wood grain that makes your plank look so unique can swell slightly if exposed to a lot of moisture or if not oiled enough. Don’t worry!  Get a light grit foam sanding block from the hardware store (150 grit is fine).  A few quick swipes with the block and a coat of oil and your smooth surface will be immediately refreshed and ready to use.

Oil is like moisturizer for all of your wood surfaces like spoons, bowls and other boards. The more oil you use the fresher and more vibrant those wood pieces will look and the longer they will last.