Old Sturbridge Village Handmade Redware Pottery Pancake Pourer
- Care: dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe
- Each pancake pourer is handmade so no two are exactly the same size, shape or color.
- Dimensions: approx. 5.25" x 3.5" x 5.5"
- Handmade by Old Sturbridge Village potters
- Woodfired in our reproduction kiln
- Signed on the bottom
- Choose item fired using our standard methods or from our annual wood firing in historic kiln (see details below)
Annual Kiln Firing: This pancake pourer has been created by hand but is then placed in the wood fed kiln for the final step creating a deeper, richer color. Located outside the Old Sturbridge Village potters shed, the large, reproduction brick “updraft bottle” kiln is used once a year for firing pots. visit OSV.org to see details on the next kiln firing.
History/Fun Facts About Pancakes: During the English Renaissance, people flavored their pancakes with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples. People began using the word “pancake” during the 15th century, and the word became standard in 19th century America. Previously, people referred to them as Indian cakes, hoe cakes, johnnycakes, journey cakes, buckwheat cakes, griddle cakes, and flapjacks. Early American pancakes were made with buckwheat or cornmeal. Thomas Jefferson loved pancakes so much that he sent a special recipe from the White House to his hometown!