Onion- and garlic-crock

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Hi guys

I have now started on a garlic crock that looks like a garlic, and an onion
crock that looks like an onion.... shapewise now, hopefully finished color
also.

Shape and all are fine - and making the tops into lids is not an issue...
but

what do I do after the shapes are finished, so that the crocks are as
functional as possible? Do they need to breathe, so I sould have holes in
the lids or low-fire (1000C) them? or is it Ok to glaze outside? inside?

I want my garlic and onion to keep better in these than in an open basket on
the kitchen counter. I am hoping that at least the lack of light will
contribute to that, but want to also make the crocks best possible for the
purpose.

Thanks for any and all help!

Marianne



Re: Onion- and garlic-crock
Hello Marianne,

Both our Onion and Garlic Pots have plenty of ventilation; holes in the
lid and around the top of the pot. Both are earthenware and only glazed
on the inside. Having said that I don't think firing temperature is an
issue. Ventilation certainly is.
We keep both in a cool dark cupboard, they keep longer that way.

Steve
Bath
UK


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Steve Mills
Bath
UK

Re: Onion- and garlic-crock

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If you really wanted air to circulate, wouldn't it be better to have holes
around the bottom and top - not just around the top?

From what you say about glaze, I suspect that glazing doesn't really matter,
though from a cleaning-perspective, it would probably be fine to glaze both
outside and inside.

Marianne ..... punching some holes right after I send this.... and YES it is
late! but I love to sit in my workshoppe! :-)



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