Each handmade piece is made for use. The hope is for it to last for many years so please use care. All handmade pottery can be fragile in nature and like any other dish, things do happen. All glazes and clay used are food and drink safe, and although each piece is dishwasher and microwave safe, gentle, nonabrasive hand washing is recommended as sudden changes in temperature may cause stress to the piece. Reach out with any care questions!