Monday, August 15, 2011

Robbie Heidinger Lacto-fermentation Crocks

On a recent visit to to Western Massachusetts to visit friends, we stopped by the home and studio of ceramic artist Robbie Heidinger.  Kurt and Robbie are old friends and we wanted to pay a surprise visit to her open studio event.

As serendipity would have it, she was featuring a new collection of...would you believe... fermentation crocks.

Like everything Robbie creates, these are absolutely gorgeous.  As well as her mastery of handbuilding and glazing technique, she has an amazing eye for color, line and texture.

These crocks are unique in that the lid fits inside the crock, rather than resting on top.

Thus, when you fill the crock with vegetables and brine, the top will weigh down the veggies and keep them "underwater." This is a tad more elegant than the canning jar on a plate solution described in my posting of lacto-fermented pickles so if you budget allows, go for it!

You can visit Robbie's website at
                                                                                                                                                                    In the garden in Westhampton...  



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