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Enamel jug or wine pitcher, Vallauris pottery

You will love using this pitcher to serve wine or water on your table. It’s handmade following the traditions of culinary pottery of Vallauris, and comes in 3 sizes for each use. Decoration available on request. A decorative pitcher with a unique Provencal look to ornate your kitchen !... Read more >>
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A craft utensil

This pitcher is shaped in glazed terracotta by a potter in accordance with the techniques of the ancient pottery of Vallauris. This tradition is centuries old in the city : culinary ceramics was its main activity since the 16th century. It’s now much rarer for the benefit of art ceramic initiated by Picasso. This French pitcher will seduce you every day on your table by its simple and authentic shape. At your request, the potter can decorate the base with sgraffito, as in the photo: just check the option above.

3 sizes available

Small, medium or large pitcher, you will choose the capacity according to the use. The capacity of 0.4 liters is suitable for example for a milk pitcher or a small wine pitcher. The volume of 1 liter 1/4 will rather serve as a water jug, and the intermediate pitcher to serve wine. This handmade pottery is so pretty that you may also choose the large size as a juice pitcher. And why not be tempted by the set of 3 to decorate a fireplace or a kitchen corner?

About kitchen pottery

This pitcher is intended for table use, but in the kitchen, we offer a large choice of traditional culinary pottery. It comes from the same workshop and includes utensils to compose a whole battery: saucepans, skillets, casseroles and gratin dishes. But above all, do not miss the typical Provencal containers: daubiere, tian and pan-shaped toupin: they are adorable!

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Volume
14 oz, 35 oz, 44 oz
Weight
1.1 lb, 1.9 lb, 2.7 lb

Manual


1 - Before first use (culinary terracotta only)

Before using your culinary pottery for the first time, we recommend to soak your pottery and its cover overnight in cold water and then to air dry thoroughly.

Then rub it with a clove of garlic and let stand for at least 5 hours.

Before use, clean it by hand, preferably with liquid Marseille soap or a diluted commercial detergent. Once dry, your terracotta pottery is ready to use.


2 - To avoid thermal shocks

Glazed terracotta and earthenware, like any ceramic, are materials sensitive to thermal shocks and can be damaged irreparably. Here are some tips to avoid breakage.

  • 1st tip: Not empty!
    Never heat or reheat a pottery utensil when it is empty. We recommend placing preparations or food inside, or at least a glass of water, before placing your dishes in the oven or on a cooking source.
  • 2nd tip: Cold start
    Whatever the heat source, you should always start your cooking in a cold oven, or on a small fire with a heat diffuser. Covered pottery retains heat and loses very little energy. You can heat up slowly. The earth gently cooks the stewed preparations, giving them back their water. These remain soft and tasty. There is no point in raising the temperature sharply. If you adhere to this principle, you can simmer unattended for a long time. Finally, do not use your pottery for quick cooking (roasting meat, for example). It is not appropriate. Prefer utensils made of iron, cast iron, etc, instead.
  • 3rd tip: Do not put on a cold surface after cooking
    Provide a tea towel, a cork or wooden trivet, and avoid placing it directly on a work surface. The temperature difference between very hot terracotta and a cold surface could create a shock causing cracking. Likewise, never pass from the oven to the refrigerator or vice versa. It would be fatal for your ceramic. Also, do not leave your terracotta or earthenware dish next to a cooking point. The proximity of a very hot temperature can crack the ceramic.

3 - How to clean your pottery

Even if you are using the dishwasher, you must handle your dishes avoiding any shocks. For hand cleaning, avoid metal pads and abrasive sponges. It is better to use natural detergents, such as Marseille soap products. Always rinse thoroughly, especially for utensils that have an unglazed part. You must allow your ceramic to dry completely before storing it. Place the lid separately, or staggered to prevent airtight closing while your dishes are resting. This will help prevent mold, as the terracotta retains moisture.


Thanks to these recommendations, you will rediscover the true flavor of your recipe in this natural earth, and the pleasure of sharing it at dinner.

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