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. Of heirloom quality, Beatriz Ball handmade metalware will not tarnish or lose its shine. It can be used with confidence to heat, chill and safely serve food. Each piece in the collection speaks for itself, unfolding a story of the creativity of the artists who designed it and the skill of the craftsmen who manufactured it.