Frequenty Asked Questions

Is it fragile?

Yes, they are as fragile as any plate or bowl you have that is ceramic. Handle your item with care and it will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

 

How safe is it?

The ceramic is fired to very high temperatures, and will withstand the heat of a few tealights.  Your luminary or votive is perhaps one of the more safe types of candle holders, as the flame is enclosed and contained.

 

How do I clean  my piece? 

The luminaries, lanterns and votives should all be washed by hand with warm soap and water.  Should you have some stubborn wax, run the spot under warm water and simply peel the wax off with your fingers, or scrape with something plastic.  Another option is to put the piece in the refrigerator for a bit and the wax should pop right off.

 

What type of candle should I use?

For the votives, one tealight or votive candle is recommended. The luminaries, can hold 2 or 3 tealights.  They will fit a pillar candle, however, the wicks often smoke, leaving a black residue on the inside of the piece.  Also, they are too tall to let the design be illuminated.  It is possible to use the battery powered tealights, but we find that they often do not produce enough light to effectively show the design. 

 

What type of bulb should I use?

The sockets we use are UL approved.  The manufacturer recommends the use of a 7watt bulb.  We are not responsible for fire or damage due to the usage of anything higher than 7watts in the candelabra sockets.