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Nanten Pottery

Handmade Japanese Pottery at Its Best
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Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some frequently asked questions that we thought we would share the answers to:

A: Yes, all of our pottery does just fine in the microwave, dishwasher, freezer, and the oven. Of course, your pottery will experience normal wear and tear after a lot of use. One note about using our pottery (and pottery in general) in the oven and on hot surfaces: although our pottery is made from stoneware and fired to very high temperatures in our kiln, it is not resistant to temperature shock. This means that you should never put pottery straight from the freezer into a pre-heated oven, and you should never boil water directly over the stove in our teapots. Pottery at room temperature can go into pre-heated ovens with no problems, and our teapots can have boiling water poured into them with no problems.

A: Yes, our pottery is completely food-safe. We do not use harmful chemicals in our glazes, such as lead and cadmium.

Q: How can I make a purchase? Do you take credit cards?
A: See our How to Purchase page for instructions on making a purchase outside of art fairs. And, yes, we take all forms of payment, including cash, check, and all credit cards.

A: Yes, of course. We ship all over the world.

A: Excellent question! Japanese-style teapots are functional conversation pieces and fun to use around company. Visit our page entitled Use of Japanese Teapots to learn all about how to use one, as well as how to care for one.