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made in Italy, designed in Denmark
"Clay pearling along Helena’s top edge gives this pot a soft and classic look.
North of Rome lies the small town of Di Bolzena, a place once filled with potters and the home of Robert Rosso. Taking inspiration from ancient Greek Designs, Rosso created the Helena Pot, which was popular throughout the 1800s. There’s been a recent rebirth of interest in the classic design, and Tuscan potters are now making it again."
"Let's talk a little bit about 'freckles'. This is what we have named the little visible grains of colour that occasionally appears on our natural raw clay pots.
The reason for the freckles is that we use organic and untreated Italian Galestro clay - the best clay available. The 'freckles' are tiny pieces of calcium or other minerals that are naturally found in the clay.
The freckles are more pronounced on some lots of clay due to variations in soil conditions in Tuscany, Italy. However, it is a characteristic that many of the Italian potters think is a beautiful characteristic. And so do we.
As with us humans - freckles is a sign of summer. The same goes for pots. Most often 'freckle formation' occurs during the summer period when it is ridiculously hot, and the clay dries faster. So, when you see a freckled pot - you know that it is 'summer baby - produced during the hot and sunny season.
It often happens the 'freckles' are loose and fall of and leaves a bit of residue. Luckily, this only happens once. We therefore advise, to soak and wash the pots with a soft brush before using - and you will avoid cleaning up 'fallen freckles'.
We hope you love our pots - freckles or not"