Pipkins were a utility pot used over hundreds of years to simmer sauces, make gravies, and melt butter or other fats. Our Master Potter, Gary Nieter, hand throws this simple yet beautiful version. Redware pottery with a lead-free clear glaze on the inside. Approximately 5" in diameter and 8" long (including handle). Holds approximately 1-1/2 pints. Intended to be used with liquids over embers (and definitely not on the stove top).