Care Instructions

Thank you for supporting Bison. We are proud of our beautiful, practical and highly durable products. We hope they give you years of enjoyment.

We always endeavour to match shipments as closely as possible. However, internet colour rendering varies and many Bison products are hand crafted. Measurements and glaze colours are a guide only and small variations in size and colour are normal.

All Bison ceramics are made from high quality stoneware. Our products are food-safe and can be used in the microwave and dishwasher. Although stoneware is tough, all ceramics are breakable and will eventually show signs of wear and tear. You can greatly extend the life and beauty of your Bison by taking some simple precautions.

Exposing ceramics to rapid extreme temperature changes can reduce their life. If you warm your Bison ceramics in the oven, be careful that a sudden cold shock doesn’t cause them to crack. Avoid plunging an extremely hot item into cold conditions or visa versa. Avoid putting a very hot dish directly onto a cold benchtop. Gradual warming and cooling is best.

Repeated contact with hard edges might cause marking or chipping. We suggest you avoid striking the edges of ceramic items and try not to let them vibrate against each other in the dishwasher.

All Bison glazes are lead-free and food-safe, but cracks can provide a haven for bacteria and using crazed or unglazed ceramics for food is not recommended.

Bison glazes are highly stain resistant. Stubborn marks can usually be removed with ceramic cooktop cleaner.

When placing objects on furniture you should take care to avoid scratching. We lightly sand the footring of Bison ceramics after firing. It is quite safe to use fine sandpaper to do additional smoothing if necessary.

Glass is a medium which has fascinated designers for millennia. It possesses enormous fluidity in colour and texture, and offers the creator brilliant translucency to play with. A hint of sunshine can transform a colour and invoke a mood. These wonderful qualities inspired me to imagine our first glass pieces for bison. 

All of our glass vessels are blown and handcrafted. For our more refined glassware we recommend gentle hand-washing. Our vases may be washed in luke-warm water with detergent. One trick to give any glass a beautiful sheen is to wash them in cold water and carefully towel dry afterwards. You can also bring out the lustre of our glass by sparingly applying a 50:50 mix of vaseline and coconut oil with a sponge and removing any excess with a soft cloth.

Bison has evolved to become a global company and we are always seeking like-minded artisans to share our creative vision. Our vessels are designed by Bison in Australia and produced by glass-crafting studios in Thailand and India. Our glass collection is designed to complement our classic ceramic series. 

To ensure longevity we recommend gentle hand washing in warm water with detergent. If you wish to enhance the colours, try making a simple glass polish using equal amounts of vaseline and coconut

oil – moisturiser for your glass! Use a cloth to apply a tiny amount to the exterior and then gently buff. The colour will be lustrous and richer, almost like gemstones!