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An interview with

Made OF Australia's founder

Anna-Marie Wallace in

The Journal of Australian Ceramics




Liquid Quartz



care & maintenance

Made OF Australia's range of food safe, functional tableware has been coated with a water-based sealer made from quartz (otherwise known as silica dioxide or SiO2) that inhibits the growth of mould, algae & scale, repels water & other liquids, & greatly minimises the staining caused by fats, acids & alkalis. This revolutionary sealer creates an invisible barrier between the ceramic surface & the food upon it, is thermal shock resistant & so is commercial dishwasher, microwave & oven safe up to 450°C. There is no need for harsh commercial detergents when cleaning, in fact reducing contact with solvents, abrasives & chemicals will prolong the life of the coating. Read more about it here.

Made OF Australia's range of decorative products are not suitable for use as domestic or commercial dinnerware. While the water based sealer we use to protect the colours & patterns from the elements is completely non-toxic, it is not rated for food usage in Australia. It is a very low VOC, penetrating sealer in common household use which acts as a membrane or protective barrier against the elements. If scratched or damaged due to rough treatment or contact with harsh solvents, it will no longer be effective, so please take care with your decorative ware. The decorative dishes & platters we seal this way are of course suitable for serving any dry food items (sweets, biscuits, etc.) but should not be considered or treated as functional dinnerware. Fact sheet

To keep your decorative works of art clean, please hand wash them or simply wipe them with a damp cloth. Do not use any abrasive materials, harsh detergents or solvents.


If you have already done something silly to a piece you have purchased (shame on you) & are now frantically looking at our website for help... email us so we can try to fix it, we promise we'll do our best!

replacements, exchanges & refunds

If you have purchased a product you believe to be faulty please get in touch so we can rectify the problem immediately. Made OF Australia is committed to providing you with quality works of art, so if something goes wrong with your purchase, we want to know about it!

We know that sometimes the unexpected can happen, we once had a bad batch of findings that rusted with exposure to air during normal use, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you experience anything like this or you think something is amis, we will of course fix any issue not caused by you free of charge.

If you have broken or damaged your piece through improper handling or care, please see the repairs question above. We'd love to try to help make it right again.

Made OF Australia does not usually provide refunds for errors made by the purchaser or for "change of mind" decisions made after dispatch, but we will do our best to accomodate you with a suitable exchange or replacement if the product was accidentally ordered incorrectly, or if the recipient isn't as excited about their gift as you'd like them to be ;) (that has never happened by the way!). Send us an email with the form below & we'll do our best to make you smile.


If you have an enquiry about something that is lot listed above, please send us your question using the contact form below. We will answer your query as quickly as possible, usually within 48 hours.

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