McNeill's Pottery is handmade at our business location in Seagrove, NC. All of our pottery is dishwasher, microwave, oven and food safe. Although it is very durable, it is recommended that it never be placed on top of the stove, over a flame or placed in any condition that could cause thermal shock. Any sudden change in temperature can cause the pottery to crack or break. Always place pottery in a cold oven, then bring the temperature up to the desired setting. When hand washing, never use abrasive cleaning pads because they can scratch the surface. If the proper care is taken, your pottery can last for years to come! We hope you enjoy them!