Created by Francesco Venzo, these bowls and plates are like pieces of art, yet they will hold your favorite salad or pasta dish. Like Chihully’s glass organic shapes, these bowls and plates are true art for both display and serving. Made of a red clay earthenware body which is sturdy and dense. The artisan of Organica describes his inspiration:
“It is easier to create a collection than to explain how I got to the idea. I started with the word organic – something made by hand and touching the earth. My design never comes from a drawing. It comes from molding. It is born out of the hand, like Michelangelo. The clay becomes your hands. The clay creates the pieces. The colors come from many variations. Everything you do births something else new so a final creation takes many pieces, many colors, many tries. Doing nothing creates nothing. Doing something always creates something new.” – Francesco Venzo Italy. Red clay earthenware. Dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe.
Material: Red clay earthenware
Care: Twice fired at stoneware temperatures, Organica can be used in the microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher. Use the low energy/air dry cycle on the dishwasher. Hand washing is recommended for decorative and oversized accessories.
Vietri casseroles and baking dishes are heat resistant to 400 degrees. All ceramic baking dishes, except Incanto and Italian stoneware collections, must be "cured" before use. Fully submerge in water for 15 minutes prior to each use to prepare the dish, reduce cooking time and prevent food from sticking. Place bakers in a room-temperature oven and bring to cooking temperature just like the Italians do. Hot baking dishes should never be placed on cool, damp or unprotected surfaces or taken directly from the refrigerator or freezer to the oven. Handles are decorative and should not be used for support. Remove from the oven by holding the body of the dish, supporting the base. Do not use casserole lids in the oven. All dinnerware and serving accessories meet FDA and Prop 65 requirements.
Handmade in Veneto, Italy