France | c. 1900
Earthenware pitchers made in the Normandy region of France. Glazed on the inside and just halfway on the outside for chilling (sticking into the mud or river). Earthenware has historically been used to keep liquids cold due to the porous nature of the clay. This kind of clay is fired at a much lower temperature than that of stoneware, meaning the clay it is not fully vitrified and has airflow while still remaining watertight. Earthenware pots will “sweat” when cold liquid is inside and form a self insulating barrier and voilá! Cold stays cold! We love these simple thrown forms, they are nothing fancy or too decorative, utilitarian to their core. Use as creamers or vases or…
Pitchers vary ever so slightly in size but typically measure 5” tall x 3.5” wide at the mouth.