The Fresh Loaf

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Potter at your disposal

HomemadeSunshine's picture

Potter at your disposal

So, I'm a ceramic student who also loves to bake and for a project I'm making a bread set. If you have any ideas for a great baking dish, utensil, serving piece or anything else, I would love to hear it.

Right now I'm thinking small individual french butter keepers and a platter, but this is still in the planning stages.


Is there anything you would want to customize? Now is your chance.....

Janknitz's picture

Various shapes and sizes with deep, unglazed lids and shallow glazed bases. Even just "domes" (round or rectangular) to cover dough on a baking stone.

Niashi's picture

Clay bakers for sure would be a good idea. For a serving plate, maybe have it slightly bowled so it can keep pieces of crumb in and keeps other pieces from wandering when someone grabs a piece of bread. Or maybe just slightly bowled at one end and more flat/open at the other end.

With handles maybe..


Janknitz's picture

Forgot to add that the domes/cloches must have handles.  You could make a mint right here on this list if the prices were reasonable ;o)

GAPOMA's picture

Absolutely.  Unglazed domes (with a handle) and cloches are somewhat hard to find and expensive when you find them.  I love mine!

Ambimom's picture

I would want a large loaf pan (with helper handles) that comes with a tight-fitting domed lid with top knob in which I can bake no-knead bread.

It has to be lead free glaze; and safe for temperatures up to 500 degress fahrenheit,

AnnaInMD's picture

deep dish pizzas. 

TimM's picture

Now that is a new idea! Keep the information coming on materials - possible shapes, etc.

If you can satisfy the folks here with a few proven solutions, at the right price point, you may have dealt a real blow to the establishment.

Keep the info flowing this way.


Tim Mandeville

HomemadeSunshine's picture

I like the idea of various cloches. I think I'll try to do at least one of those, if that doesn't work out too well, then an oval serving platter with handles.


Now I just need to figure out how to decorate it....

belfiore's picture
belfiore'll have an immediate following!