I appreciate unrefined and hearty charm of the pancheon, the way the creamy interior glaze is applied thickly and almost recklessly. They seem to be exactly the kind of bowl I would find myself pulling down day after day to make bread or, as a nod to modern times, a big salad. Sadly, I would not be able to use it for separating cream for I lack the necessary raw ingredient. It's not so obvious in these pictures but pancheons are often quite large (16-18" in diameter) although they can be made much smaller as well. (I of course lust for the larger ones - practicality be damned!)
I'm also sad that pancheons don't seem to be available in the US but I do harbor a small glimmer of hope that perhaps The Proprietress at Ancient Industries posted them only to whet our appetite for future availability? And baring that, does anyone know of a potter in the States who makes a similar product?
• Ancient Industries • Barrington Pottery • Butter Wynd Pottery
(Image: Paul the Potter)