I made Beltza Chill on the potter’s wheel using stoneware clay and then trimmed a flat bottom. With a thick beaded rim as both a design element and to protect from chipping.
“Beltza” is the Basque word for black. This is a satin glaze and buttery smooth to the eye and to the touch. The interior of the chiller is lined with a cream rust glaze that I make and the rim is bare with red iron oxide stain. The red iron oxide has been fired into the clay and is permanent.
If you like, place Beltza Chill in the freezer for an hour or so before opening a wine. Then place the wine bottle directly inside the sleeve. The cold stoneware will help to chill a wine and also to keep an already chilled wine cold longer. But if you prefer not to put the chiller in the freezer, that’s okay too. The stoneware will still help keep an already chilled bottle of wine cold longer.
Use to organize your favorite kitchen tools or as a vase! And it’s easy to store when not in service.
Makes a great wedding, anniversary, holiday, birthday, housewarming gift!
8.5″High x 4.5″Diameter
See also JT Chill