Beatriz Ball pieces are made entirely by hand, one at a time, using the ancient art of sand casting: pouring a premium quality alloy of molten aluminum into sand molds, and then going through four levels of polishing. More than twelve different sets of hands are involved in the creation of each piece, and the result of this intensely handmade process is a piece with a depth of character, warmth and personality that communicates in a way that only a handmade piece can. We believe that each piece in the BEATRIZ BALL Collection speaks for itself, unfolding a story of the creativity of the artists who designed it, the skill of the craftsmen who manufactured it, the enthusiasm of our sales force, and the splendid customer service that stands behind each piece. I am excited to share with you these special images featuring our fresh new designs and collections. Made of an FDA safe, easy-care 93% aluminum alloy. Ideal to chill foods, or warm up to 325 degrees. In a world of mass production, handmade is the true luxury. Easy care, never tarnish. Hand wash, no dishwasher. Do not leave in standing water. Avoid cutting on surface.