each Mari Masot piece is made entirely by hand, from start to finish.
the costa collection
Most pieces in the Costa Collection are thrown from a sandy-textured, high grog clay that remains slightly porous after firing. This makes them perfect for plants, as the roots can breathe easier. When it's time to water the plant, carry the top part to a sink or other area where it can drain free, and let the water run out before replacing it on the base. The base of the two-part plant pot is designed to catch a few drips, but not to hold a lot of water - it could leach out. For this reason, I don't recommend using your Costa Collection two-part plant pot as a vase.
Some pieces in the Costa Collection are glazed; though these are less porous, I still recommend using the same process for watering.
All Costa Collection pieces are dishwasher safe, though spot cleaning with a sponge or brush will do the job just fine.
the barna collection
Plant pots in the Barna Collection are slip-cast from pigmented stoneware, and are mostly nonporous, so water is not likely to leach out - but can spill over if the plant is watered while still on the base. When it's time to water the plant, carry the top part to a sink or other area where it can drain free, and let the water run out before replacing it on the base.
Dishware in the Barna Collection is completely food-safe, dishwasher safe and microwaveable.
the constructed collection
Pieces in the Constructed Collection are wheelthrown and/or handbuilt using ultra durable Catalan stoneware and food safe glazes. Although they are technically dishwasher safe and microwaveable, I recommend hand washing or spot washing with warm soapy water and a gentle rinse. When carrying a Constructed piece, use caution and support the bottom of the piece - the added elements are not meant as handles.
I make the beads for my jewelry with the same sandy-textured, high grog clay that I use for the Costa Collection. It's extremely durable, and pieces have been known to survive falls from ear-height onto hard floor surfaces - but still, try not to drop them! They may not make it! I use silver for the backings, and it may tarnish - a quick once-over with a jewelry cloth (or even just your fingers) will clean that up no problem.