Red and Teal Colander-Jill Tortorella
This is no ordinary kitchen utensil! Sure to elevate the experience of draining pasta or rinsing fruits and veggies, this handmade ceramic piece was made by Antioch, Illinois artist Jill Tortorella. It is beautifully finished with colorfully patterned glazing, and it is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe--simply warm it with tap water before pouring boiling water into it to prevent shocking the stoneware. Approximately 10.5"x9.5"x4.5"
Jill creates vessels to use as canvases, which become three dimensional paintings. After an initial firing, bold all over patterns are painted on with bright glaze colors in many layers in the final firing gives life to her utilitarian pieces and makes them durable, everlasting works of art.
Our stoneware pottery is durable, versatile and safe to use, and it is ovenware, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe. Our clay and glazes contain no harmful materials. For baking we suggest warming our pieces in the oven, rather than placing it in a preheated oven. Mugs and teapots should be rinsed with hot tap water before pouring in boiling water. These precautions will eliminate the drastic temperature changes that sometimes cause damage to a piece of stoneware.