Emile Henry Classic Dinnerware and Bakeware is made from local clay in Burgundy, France, using a pottery tradition that has been alive since 1850. The clay is an excellent material for retaining heat, so the food keeps its warmth in these dishes as you gather your guests to the table. The dishes feature light interiors and painted exteriors that are covered with a translucent glaze, creating a rustic-looking finish. The glaze is lead-free and won't crack, discolor, or scratch. Emile Henry Classic Dinnerware and Bakeware can go into the freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and under the broiler, and is very easy to clean. Made in France.