- Material: Clay - Terracotta, Lead Free
- Hand-painted and Handmade
- This piece was made with traditional processes, it may have small irregularities that characterize it as a unique piece
- Since each piece is hand-painted, designs may vary from photos posted
- Made In Portugal by Olaria Carrilho Lopes, each piece is signed by the artist
- Dimensions: 2" x 12.5" x 7" (H x L x W)
Instructions For Use:
- Upon first use, the terracotta should be washed thoroughly with warm water. (Avoid detergent or soap as this will likely block the delicate pores).
- After washing, submerge the entire piece(s) in lukewarm water for at least 4 hours (up to overnight) and prepare to use it for the first time without letting it completely dry. This is to stress relieve the product and only needs to be done before the first use. After this, you can use the product normally.
- When using over a direct flame, begin with low heat before gradually increasing the temperature. A heat diffuser is recommended to evenly spread out heat from burner to the bottom of the terracotta to prevent breaking and encourage even cooking. Avoid sudden temperature changes.
- If using for roasting or baking, place the food filled terracotta in a cold oven to allow for gradual heating. Once removed from the heat, let the terracotta cool down on a potholder or dish towel instead of a cold surface.
- After use, soak and wash in warm water then dry carefully and leave the piece in the open to dry thoroughly.
- Do not use on electric or glass top stoves. Can be used in ovens, wood burning ovens, on gas stoves, microwaves, or grills
- Avoid thermal shock: Example; placing cold liquids into a very hot pot. Never subject cookware to large temperature changes.
- Washing is recommended to be done by hand and cookware stored in a well ventilated location.
- Terracotta is a natural clay product and initially will be porous. After multiple uses, the item will become “cured” and only get better at cooking as time goes on.
Handmade in Portugal by the renowned ceramic pottery artist, Carrilho Lopes, this bowl comes from the village of Corval, in Alentejo, Portugal, known for its fine ceramics and considered the Iberian capital of pottery. This piece presents a floral pattern with rich colors that will stand out on your table, but will also be a spectacular decorative piece.