Our Nativity Lantern is handmade on the wheel and then the scene is cut out. Glazed only in our white glaze. Purchase a Tiny Oil Lamp to go with your nativity lantern to light it us beautifully. A special piece.
Variations in Pottery
As with all handmade pottery there are small variations in size, shape and color. Most of our customers like the variations. That is one of the many reasons they buy handmade work—for the uniqueness of each piece. The pieces shown on our website are a good representation of the pieces you will receive when you purchase them.
Sometimes we have a customer, who is very specific with their desires. If you fall into this category, it is best that you contact us about your specific request. We will let you know if we think we can accommodate this request. If you are replacing a piece or adding to a collection and you want the pieces to match, it is best to email us a photo of the piece you are trying to match. We want to make sure you are delighted with every piece of Salvaterra Pottery and we want to clearly understand what you would like from us. It helps us to give you want you want, if you let us know that you want something very specific.
Variation in color is due to many factors. Included in these is how the kiln fires, variation in chemicals we use in our glazes, thickness of glazes we overlap to create effects, where the piece is placed in the kiln, to name a few. We do our best to adjust.
Care for my Pottery
You are buying pottery that has been fired to over 2200 degrees, making it quite durable. The glaze, which is glass and adds beauty to the piece, must be treated as such. Meaning you need to be concerned about thermal shock. Thermal shock is when a piece goes through an extreme temperature change, abruptly. This is why we recommend placing pottery into a cool oven and then turning the heat on. So the piece and food warm up together. We also recommend using a hot pad to place the piece on when it comes out of the oven. This will ensure that your pottery will last for years and years.
Pottery may also be used in the microwave and the dishwasher. We use our pieces daily in our home. They go in and out of the microwave and dishwasher continuously. We bake in the baking pieces frequently also. And have done so for years and years.