This pot, also pictured above, is the bombata. It's nearly six quarts, and it has a crystalline nonstick glaze.
This pot is called a tegame, and it has handles to go easily from stove to oven. This cookware is made in the Italian city of Albisola; the factory there has been making pottery for a long time. We love the old-fashioned shapes and beautiful colors of this cookware. We're still curious about cooking in terra cotta, too - does anyone have experience with this sort of cookware? • Terra Cotta Bombata, on sale for $39.95 at Sur La Table • Terra Cotta Tegame, on sale for $34.95 at Sur La Table More terra cotta and clay tools for the kitchen • Good Product: Black Chamba Ware • Stefani Terracotta Water Coolers and Purifiers • Best Product: Brown Sugar Saver • Terra Cotta Bread Warmer from JBK Pottery