About Collectables - FAQs
How do I best care for my collectable?
A: For most collectables we recommend dusting with a soft cloth, a small, soft paintbrush or makeup brush, or using the spray designed for computer keyboards, which emits puffs of air to remove dirt and dust particles from small spaces.
Items made of hand-painted porcelain may be cleaned with a mild soap-and-water solution, then rinsed in clear water and carefully dried by hand. However, if they are decorated with simulated jewels, feathers, fabric or leather, they should be hand dusted only. Limited-edition collector plates are for display purposes only. They should never be used for serving food because of the rare metallic pigments fired into the plates for colour fidelity.
Never wash any of your fine collectables in a dishwasher. Avoid placing your collectables in direct sunlight for long periods of time, and always handle them with care.
What makes a collectable qualify as a limited edition?
A: Many of the items featured throughout our website are issued in limited editions. Editions may be limited by:
- An announced number of items
- A specific closing date or
- An announced period of production
Announced periods of production are often expressed in "firing days," "casting days," or "crafting days." The number of days used may or may not be consecutive.
What is artist's resin?
A: Artist's resin is a moulding composition prized for its ability to capture intricate and lifelike detail. The time-intensive process for hand-crafting a collectable from resin begins when a mould is created from an artist's original sculpture. A skilled artisan pours the liquid resin into the mould (a process called "cold cast" because the resin is not hot), which is then allowed to dry. The finished collectable is carefully removed from the mould, cleaned, and painted by hand.
Since artist's resin is a very delicate material, collectables made of this material should be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth, a small, soft paintbrush or makeup brush, or by using the spray designed for computer keyboards. Avoid placing your collectables in direct sunlight and always handle them with care.