Care of Geribi Ceramics
Avoid High Temperatures
Due to its characteristic thickness and earthenware
ceramic dinnerware may be damaged by exposure to extremely
Geribi’s dinnerware (like any other Deruta’s dinnerware
are “Serving” pieces and
they are NOT meant to be used for cooking or re-heating.
None of Geribi's products are
safe for Microwave or Oven use
Protect Against Chips and Cracks:
Majolica is low-fired earthenware and chips more easily than vitreous-china dinnerware.
Careful hand wash is recommended although Geribi's dinnerware items are electric dish-washing safe.
When using electric dishwashing, it is recommended to place
the dishes or ceramic accessories, far apart to avoid touching
each other during the high pressure dish-washing cycle.
Characteristics of Majolica and Ceramics:
With repeated use, Majolica has a tendency to "craze" (forming minuscule lines in the glazing).
The crazing result is the nature of Majolica, and has no significant effect on the ceramics.
or maiolica [from Majorca ], type of faience [for Faenza
, Italy], any of several kinds of pottery, especially
earthenware made of coarse clay and covered with an opaque
tin-oxide glaze), usually associated with wares produced
in Spain, Italy, and Mexico. The process of making majolica
consists of first firing a piece of earthenware, then
applying a tin enamel that upon drying forms a white opaque
porous surface. A design is then painted on and a
transparent glaze applied. Finally the piece is fired again.
This type of ware was produced in the ancient Middle East by
the Babylonians, and the method remained continuously in
use. It was extensively employed by the Hispano-Moresque
potters of the 14th cent. By the mid-15th cent. majolica was
popular in Italy, where it became justly famous through the
decorations of the Della Robbia family. The method is still