All glazes used by Prancing Pony Pottery are lead-free and most functional Prancing Pony Pottery stoneware is dishwasher* and microwave safe, and when precautions are taken, suitable for oven baking. Please wash your pottery before using for the first time.

  • Handmade stoneware pottery is sensitive to extreme temperature changes. When baking, place the pottery in the oven while the oven is still cool – heat the oven, the dish, and the food you are cooking at the same time.
  • Avoid taking your pottery directly from the refrigerator and heating in the microwave or oven. Allow the pottery to warm to room temperature first.
  • Do not place on an open flame, heating element or under the broiler.
  • When arranging stoneware in the dishwasher, do not allow anything else to touch it as the vibration in the dishwasher is typically what causes chips/cracks.
Each piece of pottery is handmade and thus unique with its own personality; sizes and colors may vary even within sets and pieces fired in the same kiln. With a little care, your one-of-a-kind piece will last a long time. *Some small, decorative, or delicate pieces may be best suited for hand-washing. Bread baskets should be washed by hand or dishwasher top-rack on gentle cycle.

Yarn Bowls Thank you for choosing a Prancing Pony Pottery yarn bowl for your fiber craft! To ensure the safety of your bowl, please handle it from the bottom or solid sides.

Fairy Doors Most fairy doors have been stained with an underglaze which accentuates the design, so that you can choose to customize your door by painting it, or just leave the door in its natural state. If you do choose to paint your fairy door, use acrylic craft paints (e.g. FolkArt®, Apple Barrel®, Ceramcoat®, Americana®, CraftSmart®) and apply the paint-appropriate sealer once it’s finished – especially for outdoor use.