Your Dinnerware Care Guide

Every piece of Mud Australia porcelain is designed to be sustainable, enjoyed everyday and handed down through generations.

To make the most of your pieces, we've created a helpful guide that will take you through all you need to know — from everyday cleaning, to storage, and oven baking — answering the questions our customers ask us every day.

Any tips on how to clean my porcelain plates and bowls?

All Mud Australia porcelain dinnerware is dishwasher safe. To ensure your porcelain does not chip in the dishwasher, gently place each piece on the racks and ensure they are not touching other items.

If you don't have a dishwasher, hand wash with warm soapy water and carefully stack in a dish rack to dry with a clear space between each item.

How do I get rid of stubborn marks?

You can use a little water on a magic sponge to remove any surface marks. This is great for removing baked-on stains or tea tannins.

I've slightly chipped my porcelain, what can I do?

Many minor defects can be improved upon with some gentle care. Slightly chipped edges can be softened by sandpapering the area by hand with a fine sandpaper. Be sure to only sand the matte side, never the glazed side. If you are unsure if your porcelain is still safe for use in the microwave, oven or dishwasher after chipping, please contact us for advice.

Are porcelain plates oven-safe and microwave safe?

Absolutely! All our porcelain dinnerware is microwave, oven & dishwasher safe, however, caution should be taken with sudden changes in temperature  (eg. from freezer to oven / from oven to cold bench) as this may cause thermal shock, which will damage your porcelain. Always place hot items onto either a cloth, wood, wire racking, or our Terrazzo Trivets to cool porcelain from the oven.

Please note, porcelain shouldn't be placed directly onto an oven stovetop or open flame.

Does porcelain dinnerware scratch?

When stacking Mud Australia plates or bowls, small scratches may occur due to the bisque surface coming into contact with the glazed surface on the inside.

To avoid scratches on the glaze, ideally your porcelain will either be stored in plate racks or use linen/felt between each item. We recommend our felt crosses especially for stacking the darker coloured porcelain (you can enquire and purchase in your nearest Mud Australia store).

If you are concerned about scratching and don’t want to use felt, we would recommend selecting lighter colours such as Milk, Dust, Blossom or Mist.

What can I do if my porcelain is badly chipped or cracked?

Please carefully discard any damaged pieces.

Alternatively,  you may be familiar with the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where small cracks and chips are repaired with a beautiful gold paint mixture. Kintsugi pieces are strictly ornamental and cannot be used for serving,  eating or drinking.  We have a Mud Australia team member here in Sydney that specialises in this art form.  If you're interested please contact us.

Can I put my Cutipol Cutlery in the dishwasher?

The Cutipol collection is made from high-grade brushed stainless steel and resin, which is safe to put in the dishwasher. If cutlery is being placed in a basket in the dishwasher, place handle side up to avoid any handles slipping through. Make sure the cutlery is completely dry before storing it in a dry place. Extra care should be taken with the higher grade 420 steel knife blades as they are less resistant to oxidation.

A note on quality

We demand a high standard of quality for all our products, if an item doesn't meet your expectation please get in touch with our customer service team. But first, we kindly ask you read our returns and exchange policy.

Shop our must-have dinnerware collection

The Mud Australia porcelain dinnerware range has been developed in tones to complement each other, making it even easier for you to build your dinner set. Opt for either monochromatic, tone on tone or playfully mix colours. Our dinnerware range has the flexibility to create a setting for any occasion.

Our porcelain plates are offered in 10 colours – selected for maximum wear and durability and in tones that allow your food to always be the hero. Add a burst of colour to your table with our porcelain bowls – available in all 19 colours.

Our experienced team can advise on how to create the perfect porcelain dinnerware collection, either in person at your nearest Mud Australia store or via virtual design consultation.

More on Mud Australia

Since 1994, Mud Australia has created elegant and timeless porcelain homewares. Founded and designed by Shelley Simpson, our collection, available in 19 shades, is as much about self-expression as it is about functionality.

We’re committed to global values of craft and community and bringing those things to everything we make. From our studio in Sydney, we hand make every porcelain piece, actively building relationships with the people who buy and love our products across the world.

Mud Australia is a proudly climate neutral business. Certified through South Pole since 2020, we fund offset projects that we believe in to play our part in sustainable practices.

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