“If you are looking for a product that is durable and long-lasting, ceramic products can be the right way to go - they will last for centuries.”
clay as a truly natural material.
One of the biggest advantages of ceramics is that it is a truly natural product. Ceramics are made of clay, which is obtained in nature, processed and purified so that it can be further worked with. It is thus a great, safe and sustainable medium for creation and the end user can feel good about buying a sustainable product.
Ceramics have been present in the world for thousands of years, but today they are much better, mainly due to improved materials and the ability to burn products at much higher temperatures than before.
If you are looking for a product that is durable and long-lasting, ceramic products can be the right way to go - they will last for centuries. With a little care and prudence, you can also help the product to live longer. Even though most earthenware fired ceramic is dishwasher safe, lower temperatures and gentler hand washing can help maintain the color of the glaze and the overall quality of the product.
For her creations, only high-quality Czech clay is being used, which supports local entrepreneurs and at the same time minimises the carbon footprint that would be created by importing clay from abroad.
When applying glazes, Petra is thinking mainly of the safety of utility ceramics, all glazes are non-toxic and safe in contact with food. She also pay attention to the correct handling of the remains of decorative materials, which are definitely not suitable for pouring into the sink or toilet, as a result of which they would get into the water and could damage nature and other organisms. Unfired clay from unsuccessful products, on the other hand, can be recycled indefinitely, essentially nothing is thrown out of the process. If necessary, the failed piece is simply processed back into kneadable form and the clay can be worked on again until the desired result is achieved. In the end, however, it is always possible to bring unused clay or mud back into nature, where it all began.