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Caring for your ceramics

Ceramics include all objects made from clay which are shaped when wet and hardened by heating (firing). Fired clay has been used to create both functional and decorative objects since prehistoric times. One of the most common causes of damage to historic ceramics is rough or careless handling.

This resource from the V&A contains information and advice on how to look after ceramics. It highlights common problems, tells you what to avoid and provides practical, step-by-step instructions on how to clean and care for ceramic objects.

Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the V&A website.

Date created: 2015

Author: V&A Museum

Publisher: V&A Museum