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USA Reproduction Stoneware Pottery | Blue Stripe | Crocks | Bakeware

Updated on June 19, 2013
Blue Stripe Stoneware Bowls up to 16"
Blue Stripe Stoneware Bowls up to 16"
Blue Stripe Stoneware Batter Bowls
Blue Stripe Stoneware Batter Bowls
Belly Style Blue Stripe Picther
Belly Style Blue Stripe Picther
Blue Stripe Stoneware Crocks up to 5 Gal.
Blue Stripe Stoneware Crocks up to 5 Gal.
Different Styles of Stoneware Pitchers
Different Styles of Stoneware Pitchers
Blue Stripe Whiskey Jugs
Blue Stripe Whiskey Jugs
Stoneware Bacon Grease Holder
Stoneware Bacon Grease Holder
Blue Stripe Pitcher and Bowl Set
Blue Stripe Pitcher and Bowl Set
Blue Stripe Stoneware cooking crocks
Blue Stripe Stoneware cooking crocks
Blue Stripe Stoneware Bean Pot
Blue Stripe Stoneware Bean Pot
Blue Stripe Stoneware Baking Dishes
Blue Stripe Stoneware Baking Dishes

This old style blue stripe stoneware pottery is making a full circle to current day cooking.

There’s just something special about the old fashioned stoneware pottery.

The traditional white with blue stripe could found in many households during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

It was clean and simple country, nothing fancy or the look of fine china. Just a heavy duty product that people depended on for all sorts of food production.

Once metal pans and other cookware began to emerge into the market, the popularity of stoneware began to shift from functional everyday use to kitchen décor and into collections of this famous old style pottery.

The Stoneware crocks are still being used by a few to make sauerkraut, and other food preservation. Some stoneware bowls have been handed down from generations and are still being used in the kitchen.

Those who have been lucky enough to find reproductions of the old blue stripe pottery are rediscovering just how well stoneware bakes.

It's perfect for slow cooking a pot of beans, or making a stew. The heavy stoneware cooks evenly, uses less water and generates a steam that help tenderizes, beans and even meats.

One of the reasons stoneware fell out of style was the labor intensive process to hand turn by a master pottery, couldn't compete with the modern day machine made cookware.

It’s weight also contributed to the cost of production and shipping and as people started to add lighter weight color cookware to the kitchen, it lost its appeal.

Stoneware in general is actually making a comeback as people look for healthier cooking vessels.

USA made stoneware is a safer alternative to some of the imported pottery as it is made using pure clay and glazed with lead free glaze.

The blue stripe stoneware is difficult to find, as a Google Search will popup all types of images of antique stoneware, or pictures of new decorative stoneware, but not much new blue stripe.

Most independent pottery shops are only into the hand painted and artistic glazes. Prices range from $30 to several hundred dollars with no rhyme or reason, probably based on how popular the potter might be.

There’s a couple of movements occurring right now that may bring the old blue stripe stoneware back into circulation.

First the movement of people looking to healthier cooking using stoneware and then a back-to-basics movement where people are wanting to live more simple and independent.

In this quest for simple country living is becoming very appealing and the old blue stripe stoneware fits right into the picture of a country style kitchen.

Some of this movement is being driven by the economy and the cost of eating out or prepared frozen foods.

Others just want to know the ingredients and safe food preparation methods of the foods they are eating and serving their family.

People are beginning to dust off grandma’s old recipes to once again cook from scratch. In doing so the visual memory of a blue stripe stoneware bowl full of home baked heaven adds to the nostalgia.

Those are the memories on my mind, when one of these blue stripe stoneware bowls was used for just about every meal. Whether if it was mixed bread dough, baked beans or filled with homemade potato salad, everything my mom made just tasted so much better.

Yes, hand turned stoneware is expensive to buy and ship. Consider the 100+ year old stoneware still being the investment in a future family heirloom is priceless.

Stoneware kept in good condition will last forever. You do have to be careful in allowing it to adjust gradually to hot temperatures as placing a cold stoneware put directly into a fully heated oven may cause it to crack.

Surprisingly, this old style stoneware is microwave and dishwasher safe, just in case you don’t want to give up all your modern day conveniences.

The back-to-basics online general store at Cottage Craft Works .com is one place that you can find all the reproduction blue stripe stoneware. If you’re not the country blue stripe type in décor taste, you will find the same pottery available in several different hand painted color patterns.

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