With “hand-finished” porcelain, most design elements are applied using transfers, and then one element (usually the gilding or the application of raised enamel) is applied by hand. In “hand-painted” porcelain, the whole design is painted by hand – no transfers are used.
Brenda’s plates are decorative art pieces, and are not intended for use as tableware. However, they are all fired to factory temperatures, and the durability of the decoration is similar to factory-produced ware. Brenda recommends hand-washing. Care should be taken to avoid use with acids such as lemon juice or vinegar, as these could react with the paint.