The Fermentation Crock by Joe Hartley is a functional piece of homeware, made to house pickled and fermented vegetables like Sauerkraut or Kimchi. The crock is a celebration of texture, with each component bearing the maker's mark.
The Fermentation Crock is an example of Joe's interest in exploring old and new materials and processes.Using a mixture of hand-thrown matt ivory, lichen and coarse stoneware, the crock is characterised by the different combinations of clay whilst still being exacting in its purpose and function. A set of internal weights allow for food to be pressed down, while the lid controls the release of air. This piece came into being following a conversation with a chef, who explained the change in texture that occurs during the pickling process.
Material: Buff stoneware clay.
Care Instructions: To be cleaned with a hot damp cloth only.