What is Stoneware?
Stoneware is a type of ceramic or pottery that is more durable and less porous than Earthenware or Terracotta. It is created by firing certain types of clay at moderately high temperatures around 1300°C.
Unlike the typical red-brown colours of Terracotta, Stoneware can range from greys, blues and light browns. The finished product usually remains somewhat thick and heavy due to the nature of the material, giving it a more rustic, earthy and handmade look and feel.
Stoneware is then typically glazed to add colour and vibrance, creating decorative and functional objects. There are a vast range of options in the marketplace, from simple to complex and intricate patterns and designs.
For cooking and baking, stoneware is a popular choice since it is usually dishwasher, oven and microwave safe while being relatively sturdy.