Taos Square Baker


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I made Taos Square Baker on the potter’s wheel with slab elements.  First I throw the walls of the casserole and create a galley where the lid will seat.  When the form is stiff enough to take off the bat, I move it to a board and alter it into the shape of a curvy square.  A slab floor and handles are attached.  Then I stamp a slab of clay with a batik wood block and drape it upside down in the form, allowing it to sink.

I trim the lid to fit the opening of the casserole and attach a sculptural handle.  After I bisque fire Taos Square Baker, I stain the top of the lid with iron oxide and glaze the underside in floating blue.  Sometimes I leave the underside bare.  I use my “Taos” glaze application to decorate the outside of the casserole, dipping half in floating blue and half in copper green to start.  I trail some cream where these two glazes meet and then add red gold accents.  On the interior, I use the blue with red gold overlap.

Then I fire to 2200 degrees.  Yes, you can bake in it!  Use it to serve as well.

(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.

Flat bottom. 8W” x 8″D x 2.5″ High.

Use as a baker or a serving dish.  It’s decorative and can be left out as display.  Makes a great wedding, anniversary, housewarming, or anytime gift!

See also Taos Long Pan