Round Oven Dish with Handles - Voles and Beets (3 sizes)
These oven dishes come in three sizes that stack perfectly, and with very handy handles.
This set pictures lovely field voles dreamily looking at the beetroot you grow on your veg patch.
The colour scheme is dark, warm grey, purple-blue, soft green and beige. We only ever make very small batches of these; it s 5 of each size in this case. Each piece is decorated by hand using a combination of hand-cut paper stencils, scraffitto, relief and free-hand decoration. The inside has a lovely texture where the outlines of images have been carved out and there are some relief beets added to the outside of each dish.
Oven dishes are made of clay that is very resilient. They are sturdy and beautifully decorated, and the glaze on them has a lovely crackle effect.
Large- 32 cm diameter and 5cm deep
Med - 25 cm diameter and 4.5 cm deep
Small - 18 cm in diameter and 4 cm deep.
USE and CARE
The tart dishes (also known as flan dishes) are oven proof and can be used for actual cooking. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe. The only thing they don't appreciate is a sudden temperature change, make sure you do not put a cold dish into a very hot oven or rinse hot dish in cold water- temperature shock may break them.
Because the glaze is crackled, food cooked in them may stain the crackle lines with time. It is advised to line the dishes with baking paper of foil, especially if you're cooking dark coloured foods like beetroot, aubergines etc, using spices that stain, or roast meat or fish that produces lots of juices.
Some of yo like to use these as wall pieces. If you have that use the dish in mind, let us know and we will fix a hook at the back of it, make it ready for hanging.
Tart dishes are available exclusively from our online and brick-and-mortar shop in Harold's Cross, Dublin.