BreadPot with quote

Here’s an offer for BreadPot followers:

Option 1:

I now have three BreadPots available that are inscribed under the lid with both a recipe and a quote or saying. The available  quotes are:

  • “Good bread and fresh butter, the greatest of feasts” James Beard
  • Here’s to baking bread for many years to come.
  • “Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread” Pablo Neruda

These are regularly $190. I am offering $10 discount on these three ready to ship pieces. Make your choice from the drop-down menu below or contact me.

BreadPot with quote

Recipe and BreadQuote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick of the Kiln $180 special

Inscription choice


Option 2:
I have one plain BreadPots remaining. These are regularly $170. I am offering a $10 discount. This is the lowest price BreadPot.

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Plain BreadPot $160 special


Other BreadPots available for the holidays can be ordered from the regular order page, where you will find the shape and feature combinations currently available. If you get a sold out notification, call me, as there are more to be fired next week. If you need a gift and I cannot get it to you in time for the occasion, please order a gift certificate, delivered digitally or by mail as you specify.

BreadPot Gift Certificate

Annual BreadPot Mailing List Special

This is the 2017 BreadPot Annual Sale for members of the BreadPot mailing list.

I now have three BreadPots available that are inscribed under the lid with both a recipe and a quote or saying. The available  quotes are:

  • “Good bread and fresh butter, the greatest of feasts” James Beard
  • Here’s to baking bread for many years to come.
  • “Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread” Pablo Neruda

These are regularly $190, For my mailing list members, I am offering $10 discount on these three ready to ship pieces. Make your choice, while they last, from the drop-down menu below or contact me.

Pick of the Kiln $180 special

Inscription choice


I have one plain BreadPot in stock. These are regularly $170. I am offering a $10 discount This is the lowest price BreadPot.

Fresh BreadPots image

Fresh from the kiln

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plain BreadPot $160 special


If you need a gift and I cannot get it to you in time for the occasion, please order a gift certificate, delivered digitally or by mail as you specify.

BreadPot Gift Certificate

 

A broken baker

It is Thanksgiving when I get this email:

“First of all, I cannot tell you how much I ABSOLUTELY love my pot.  I use it all the time.  I got it last year for Christmas and I have sent many people to your website and they have purchased them and LOVE THEM!!  🙂

I used it this week and when I pulled it out of the oven from preheating to place the dough into it, it had a crack (see picture attached).  I don’t remember it being there when I put it in the oven, but I can’t guarantee that.  I have never ‘washed’ it.  I just wipe it out and store to the next time.  I use it about once or twice a month on average.

Second, is there anything I can do to “fix” the crack?  I absolutely love my pot and take very good care of it.  I am a rule follower, so I made sure when I got it that I read up on all the care and have followed them.  I am just soooo bummed and am hoping there might be a ‘fix’.”

A bump along the way could cause a crack to begin later on. Clay has a memory. This could happen at any stage in the making or in the using or storing. The BreadPot does get exposed to more than a little repeated thermal stress–cold dough, pulling the pot from the oven to put he dough in, setting it on a cold counter (I have taken to not pulling the whole pot out of the oven to put the dough in, just pulling the rack and removing the lid to reduce stress). Even repeated dishwashing can weaken it over time. There is really no way to know what happened. If you were to send it back to me, I might be able to know if the pot or the clay was defective in some way.

In the 5 years I have made these, I have had very few break with use, but it can happen, as it is clay. Heidi loved her BreadPot, used it a couple of times a month for nearly a year. Then suddenly it develops a crack. She is distraught, looking for a way to fix it.  Sometimes a crack is minor and the pot will continue to function safely for years. I look at the crack in one of the pictures and think, “that looks like it will last a while”. Then I see the crack from the outside and, no, no, no, this is not a pot dear Heidi should use for baking. She confirms that it wiggles a bit. It it moves, it is not really safe to use any more.

Can we fix it? No, not in a way that would be safe to use at 500 degrees F. It is one of the realities of pottery, especially pots for cooking, is that it will likely break, going the way of all but a few pots through human history. Some crack sooner, some last to be heirlooms. Hand crafted ceramic is active. It transmits the pressure of my hand and tool to the user through time and space. I hope that connection balances the risk that it may break unexpectedly.

The warranty posted on this site allows for discretion.
http://www.breadpots.com/care-and-use/
“Throughout ceramic history, most pots used for baking or cooking have eventually met their demise. This is what has kept potters in business for thousands of years across many cultures. Occasionally a BreadPot will break on first or early use. It this happens we will replace it within 6 months of purchase. After that we will use our discretion.”

We will do our best to help.

Fire Clay Flour Video

Watch Fire-Clay-Flour from Edible Boston
The parallels of pottery making and bread baking are highlighted in this beautiful video about my BreadPots from Edible Boston in Fall 2012

FIRE-CLAY-FLOUR, article by Andrew Janjigian, photos and this video by Michael Piazza

Got a Sold Out Message?

Please contact me directly to see what I have and when it will be available.

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The timing is perfect

Timing is Perfect Spring 2016 special

The current batch of BreadPots is ready to customize, perfect to personalize your BreadPot order for wedding gifts, special quotes and requests for end of May delivery.
Sorry this sale has passed.

BreadPot with custom inscription

BreadPot with custom inscription

wedding BreadPot

Wedding BreadPot

 

breadpots with quotes

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou.

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Thanks to you, the BreadPot project has grown by word of mouth, and some very nice media coverage. If you have not seen them, click on Michael Piazza‘s cool video and the Fire Clay Flour article by Andrew Janjigian in Edible Boston Fall 2012.

It is satisfying to participate in bringing people to baking bread using this simple method and simple tool. It is challenging to work through the design and production issues. It is pleasure to custom paint a wedding BreadPot. It is exciting to interact with bakers all over the world.  It is rewarding to mentor and help new potters to get a start.  And the bread is yum.

Please Confirm your email and go to Mailing List Only Word of Mouth Thank You Special

I don’t like being marketed to. I shut down and play dead. I am reluctant to spend my time to do that to others. I do, however, want to get the BreadPots out of the kiln and into your ovens. Getting holiday orders in early helps us plan.

Please share the simple joy of baking bread in a hand made, well designed  baker.
Like Breadpots on Facebook, follow and share and all that stuff.
Follow on Twitter, though you won’t find me tweeting much.
Share the link to November Special at BreadPots.com.
Gift a BreadPot to someone. Forward this email. Call your mother.

Contact me if you need another payment method, have a special request, want to pick one up at the studio, have a question. I won’t be in the studio on Small Business Saturday, but think of us and place your order early.

I am grateful for your interest and support. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving. Only eat the good bread.

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