Don’t you love the matte, rough look of unglazed ceramics? Until recently it was not possible to make unglazed tableware foodsafe. Fortunately a coating has now been invented that makes unglazed ceramics foodsafe and water- and oil resistant.
It can be uncomfortable to eat from because the surface is often not as smooth as a glaze. I hope you’ll be able here to find earthenware with the right balance between ethetics and comfort.
As with all ceramics, the way you treat it determines how long its beauty and surface will last. Please treat your handmade ceramics with kindness. Wash it by hand whenever it’s possible and don’t use any aggressive cleaning products.