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

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

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

Thanks for any and all help!


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.


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Steve Mills

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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