Use & Care


how to care for bellezza pottery


Bellezza’s Italian ceramics will last a lifetime with proper care and usage:

All tableware and serving pieces are lead safe.  Some of the decorative pieces, however, may be labeled “Decorative Only” and should not be used for food service.  Bellezza Italian ceramics are not ovenproof or microwave-safe.  Temper dishes and serving pieces with warm water before serving very hot foods or liquids to avoid possible thermal shock and cracking.  Bellezza Italian ceramics are dishwasher-safe in most dishwashers; however, extremely hot water temperatures should be avoided.


Bellezza planters are designed for indoor and outdoor use (there are no drainage holes).  They are resistant to rain and sun, but exposure to ice & snow should be avoided. 

Read more about the process of creating our majolica pieces.


Bellezza’s home textiles are beautiful and easy to care for!

Lisa Corti Home Textile Emporium 100% cotton linens are hand-woodblock-printed with colorfast dyes.  Tablecloths, canvas placemats & pillow covers can be machine washed (cold water, mild detergent, line dry or tumble dry low, low iron if needed) or dry cleaned.  Quilts & throws can be dry cleaned (to prevent movement of 100% cotton fill).  Lisa Corti hard table mats can be wiped with a damp cloth.

Tessitura Pardi jacquard-woven misto lino linens are 50% linen/50% cotton and machine-washable (cold water, tumble dry low, medium iron if needed).