Oak Creek Indian Art

Pottery Care and Consideration

  • Do not expose pottery to water (inside or outside).  Do not wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Dust pottery only with a soft, smooth cloth (no terry cloth or textured fabric).  A very soft paintbrush (sable or camel) can be used.
  • Always use two hands to carry your pot. One on top and one on the bottom, or one hand on each side.
  • Be careful with handles; they can be fragile. Do not grip or lift pots by the rim.  Take care with jewelry; rings can scratch the finish. 
  • Place a piece of felt or cloth between the pot and the shelf to protect the signature.
  • Avoid exposing pottery to extreme temperature changes.
  • Weigh pots down with a small zip lock bag containing sand, glass marbles, rice, etc. Do not fill the pot more than one third full as you want them bottom heavy.
  • Secure your shelves; make sure they are well attached to the wall. Shelf brackets should be of sufficient length and strength to support the weight of your pottery.
  • Prevent pots from sliding. Consider attaching a small wooden molding to the front of shelves. Line shelves with non-slip material (a thin sheet of rubber foam, etc.)