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When lifting and handling ceramics and glass, cradle even the smallest object with two hands. Remove any loose parts (most commonly lids) and treat them as a separate object.
Do not lift by handles, knobs and rims as these are areas of weakness – weaknesses caused by the manufacturing process or cumulative damage whilst the object was in use.
Crizzled glass will shatter with only a light tap, so be extra careful when setting down on a surface.
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