Measuring 6” Tall and 7” wide these cylinder styles belly crocks cook evenly. The belly design and inset lid help to reduce potential boilovers. Contents can be cooked with less water, and the water used provides steam to slowly cook beans to a more tender consistency. Meats cooked slowly in a belly pot absorb the heat traveling upward and out the top. This process helps break down tissue resulting in a tasty tenderness that can not be easily accomplished in a traditional baking pan.
Holds approximately 2 quarts.
The standard color is priced in a white or blue stripe. You may choose other colors using the drop-down box at the top of the page. Some colors are hand-painted and signed by the artist. Please note: the rooster, red apple, and summer splendor design is a decal and is not hand painted. The Poppy Seed design will include flowers in both blue and peach, which may be on opposite sides of the stoneware.
See color samples in the click to enlarge pictures of various product examples. The white will be the same cream color as the blue stripe. Depending on where it is in the kiln the actual white colors may vary between cream and white with some grayish hue or even towards a tan, beige color. Another characteristic of old-fashioned hand-turned pottery.
Stoneware can also be personalized for $12 using the drop-down box option at the top of the page. In the comment section at checkout please leave us the name that you would like added or e-mail it to us. Personalized names and messages will be hand-painted.
The standard blue stripe may take 3-4 weeks to ship. Most of the colors including white and personalized items are custom-made per order and may take around 8 weeks to ship.
Stoneware Pottery is USA-made in Texas by a small family-owned and operated pottery company, which has been making quality pottery for over 22 years. Each piece is hand turned by a master potter, hand-painted or finished, and then coated with a lead-free glaze.
Because pottery is hand turned dimensions may vary slightly. Stoneware pottery may also develop small imperfections during the firing and glazing process. All food contact surfaces are inspected for such imperfections before shipping. The outside may have imperfections that add to the character of the stoneware.
Lids on stoneware pottery are made just like the old ones and then fired. In order to fire them, some of the bottoms are left unglazed where they will sit in the kiln. This is normal so they do not stick during the process. The original lids were made the same as you can see on antique crocks and churns.
To prevent the potential for cracking, Stoneware should be gradually heated as the oven comes up to temperature and not placed cold directly into a hot oven.