I made Taos Baker on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay. First I throw the bowl of the casserole and create a galley where the lid will seat. Then I throw the lid on the wheel to fit the diameter of the bowl.
When the two pieces are not quite leather hard, I trim them both and then make the handles for the bowl and the lid from twisted clay. After I bisque fire Taos Baker, I glaze each piece. I use my 4-part glaze application to decorate the outside of the casserole – cobalt blue, green, cream, and gold. I glazed the inside cobalt blue with gold accents. Then I fire to 2200 degrees. Yes, you can bake in it! Use it to serve as well.
Trimmed foot. 8″ Diameter 5″ High.
(Note: When reheating leftovers from the fridge, allow the casserole to come to room temperature before placing in a pre-heated oven. Or, place the cold casserole in a cold oven and warm the two up together.