Modern "Mica Red" Clay Cookware

for Stovetop or Oven

Now made with New Mexico Mica Red Clay

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About Mica Red Clay:
This local clay comes from the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque New Mexico. This clay contains lots of mica flecks and is perfectly suited to withstand heat and thermic shock, thus great for cookware; it can be used on an open flame, gas, wood or electric stove.The clay is very similar to that used by Native Americans in New Mexico for centuries.

A choice of terra sigillata colors (highly refined clay) are available for coating the inside of your pots. These helps to seal the pot as well as add beauty to the vessel. (Read more about terra sigillata.)

NOTE: A diffuser(we like this one the best) is a MUST for use on an electric stove. They are available through us or from Amazon for $10.00.

All Pots available with or without clear glaze inside.

The advantage of glaze: The pot is easier to clean. Advantage of unglazed: Pot can withstand changes in temperature better, as it is fired at a lower temperature and is thus less brittle than a glazed pot. Traditional ancient pots were not glazed. ALL CLAY POTS leak slightly, whether glazed or unglazed, and will seal with use over time, as well as acquire a lovely patina. Complete care instructions provided.

NOTE: Pots can be made larger or smaller to fit your specific needs. Just e-mail us with your request at:

info@venetiancat.com

 
2 Quart 6 in x 6 in Bean Pot

Hand-made with stone and paddle method

$145.00 Glazed /$130.00 unglazed

includes netting

$100.00/$85.00 without netting

In Italy until recently, metal smiths/tinkerers would go door to door offering their services to homeowners.  Wire netting was applied only to a cook's most valuable pots, as the process was time-consuming and costly.  This netting served not only to heat food faster since metal conducts heat, but also to diffuse heat, thus greatly extending the life of the pot.

Add $45.00 to price.

Dino Colamartino does the wire netting in house for each piece using hand-braided zinc-plated iron wire.

 
2 Quart 6 inch x 6 inch Bean Pot or Soup Pot

Shown Glazed inside and on outside neck and lid; "Grass Green" w/ "Lacquer Red"

Colors darken when vessel is gazed due to higher firing temperature.

Red Terra Sigillata under glaze on inside

Glazed $100.00 Unglazed $85.00
Choose Colors HERE (All Pots are available Plain, no color)
4 Quart 9 inch x 9 inch Large Bean Pot or Soup Pot

Colors shown Unglazed: Darker"Sky Blue" w/ lighter"Bright Blue"

Red Terra Sigillata on inside

Roadrunner on front:Glazed:$160.00/Unglazed $145.00

Color BandsOnly (No Roadrunner): Glazed 130.00/Unglazed$115.00

Choose Colors HERE(All Pots are available Plain, no color)
4 Quart 9 inch x 3 inch Covered Sauce Pan

Colors Shown Unglazed: "Green Grass" w/"Lacquer Red"

Red Terra Sigillata on inside

Glazed $140.00 Unglazed $125.00
Choose Colors HERE (All Pots are available Plain, no color)
20 ounce 7 inch x 2 inch Small Covered Sauce Pan

Shown: Unglazed: "Green Grass" w/"Lacquer Red"

Red Terra Sigillata on inside

Shown: Unglazed,Plain, texture only (same prices)

 

Glazed $100.00 Unglazed $85.00
Choose Colors HERE (All Pots are available Plain, no color)
4 Quart 9 inch x 3 inch Convertible Saucepan/Tagine

Shown Unglazed: "Green Grass" w/"Lacquer Red"

Red Terra Sigillata on inside

Glazed $225.00 Unglazed $210.00
Choose Colors HERE (All Pots are available Plain, no color)
9 inch x 2 inch Covered Tortilla Pan

Shown Unglazed: Green Grass" w/ "Electric Green"

Red Terra Sigillata on the Inside

Glazed $125.00 Unglazed $110.00
Choose Colors HERE (All Pots are available Plain, no color)

For the History Geek: (also available in Egyptian Heiroglyphs or Ancient Greek)

Custom Convertible Cuneiform Tagine (4 Quart 9 inch x 3 inch)

Characters are not just decorative; actual translation along rim.

Shown: Unglazed, Red Terra Sigillata on inside

Glazed $325.00 Unglazed $310.00
Custom "Grateful Dead" 2 Quart 6 inch x 6 inch Soup or Bean Pot

Shown Unglazed, seasoned with Olive Oil

Red Terra Sigillata on inside

Glazed $155.00 Unglazed $140.00
 
Extra Large 10 Gallon/38 Liter Pot 13 inches Diameter/ 19 inches Tall
Clear Glazed $900.00
Unglazed $800.00
Handmade using Stone and Paddle method. Please allow 10-12 weeks for completion.
1.5 Quart Cheshire Cat Tea Kettle/Art Piece, fully functional

Hand-Painted in permanent, heat and flame-proof colored Engobes

Glazed only, inside and out $325.00

Modern day Elmira 1812 "Fireview" wood stove, shown with our Clay Cookware