These ceramic cooking bowls are ideal for baking in the oven. They also make attractive serving dishes on the table. All of the tierra negra cookware and tableware can be used over any direct source of heat. It is safe to use both in the oven and on the hob, gas, electric, Aga or ceramic. For best results pieces with a round base like the ones featured here should be used over a gas ring or open fire. Handmade from clay tierra negra ceramic cookware can be accurately described as organic. Its origins can be traced back at least 700 years to vases and pitchers found in pre-Colombian archaeological sites. It is still made in the traditional manner, mostly by the women in a few small villages, each piece being moulded into shape by hand rather than spun on a wheel. Its attractive black satin finish also makes it ideal for serving food on the table and even for eating from directly.
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