The Marc Blackwell China collection is made from the high-grade porcelain from Japan. The 4-color decal that is designed by Marc is then applied along with the hand trimmed gold or platinum border. Each piece is then glazed and fired to a glass-like quality. This process insures that the product is sealed and protected.
The glass collection is made using quality glass blanks from the USA and abroad. And the detail work is hand painted in Ohio. The paint is enriched with actual gold & platinum metal to make the luster finish. Each piece is then fired to seal the metal in order for the product to be food safe.
The china and glassware produces items for Tiffany & Company, as well as other major U.S. tabletop houses. We can proudly say that Marc Blackwell is a USA product.
The china is all dishwasher safe; however, we stress that a mild liquid dish detergent (containing no lemon additives) be used. Lemon, or similar agents tend to discolor and spot the final metal bands, in addition to be bad for the china glaze finish. Detergent needs to be limited to small quantities. Take special care in stacking your fine china in the dishwasher. The settings should be on china cycle and cool or air dry. When using stacking plates with metal trim, we recommend the use of plate liners.
Steak knives may be used with the decals. The decal is glazed within the plate, and not on the surface. However, it is recommended that caution still be used with the plates metal edges. They are just like a wedding band or ring, and will dent and scratch. Keep in mind; no metal decorations can be placed in the microwave.
The glassware must be hand washed with regular, mild dish detergent with a soft cloth or sponge. Lemon or similar agents should be avoided for the same reasons listed above. Since glass glazes are fired at a lower level (or the glass itself will melt) The finish cannot withstand being placed in the dishwasher.