Saturday, May 06, 2006

New Toy from Architectural Ceramic Design

Isn't this wonderful?

This is my new Garlic Grater Bowl, made by Alan & Donna Podesto of Architectural Ceramic Design, potters who live and work in Sonona County and specialize in wine country and gift shop wares. I had the pleasure of meeting Donna at the Thursday San Rafael Farmers' Market, where she was selling their wonderful ceramic kitchenware. They make many lovely items including the garlic graters, apple bakers, compost crocks as well as lovely vases, trays, and tableware. Each piece of wheel thrown and decorated by hand and is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

The garlic grater can also be used with ginger and soy sauce for asian dipping.

Great gifts for foodies!


Blogger SusanV said...

Oooh, I want one! I'll have to point my husband this way for our upcoming 10th anniversary. :-)

6:14 PM  
Blogger Alanna said...

I might even start buying real garlic if I had one of these!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous bea at La Tartine Gourmande said...

How fun Catherine, and I love the colour as well! Very sunny and happy!

3:19 PM  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

That's really cool! OMG, another purchase I'm contemplating.
So the vendors were the ones with all the blue ceramics, I'm guessing...
I was there on Thursday, too, with Jen and Tea. We should have been looking out for you.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I love this grater plate and I love the color, but had the hardest time choosing. I think they have 16 different colors (and they are listed on the website).

I rarely go to the Thursday market but just happened to be in the area. let me know if you're going next time and I'll meet you guys!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Vaishali said...

This is such a lovely creation! What all people can come up with!
Btw, Catherine, I landed here through AK's blog. Am a vegetarian too. (Well, did I mention that I am an Indian?) I am gonna have to go through your archives now. It looks like a treasure chest to me.

2:07 AM  
Blogger Pim said...

oooh that's a very good toy.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Welcome Vaishali - love your site! That pizza is great - I'm adding you to the roll!

Pim - Congrats!! Great piece in the NY Times Style Mag.

8:41 PM  
Blogger ACDwebmaster said...

Thank you for the comments on this wonderful product.

You can order it from Alan and Donna directly at:

Phone (707) 894-5714


Come visit us at The Farmers Markets listed below where we display many other popular ceramic products and colors:

Marin Civic Center Market
Sunday mornings: 8:00am - 1:00pm Year Round.

Marin Civic Center Farmers’ Markets, San Rafael
Thursday mornings: 8:00am - 1:00pm Year Round.

Windsor Farmers Market
Sunday mornings: 10am - 1pm May – November.

Healdsburg Farmers Market
Saturday mornings: 9:00am – 12:00pm May 6th through November 25th.

Architectural Ceramic Design

10:41 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Donna,

Thanks for the additional info! I'll probably be visiting you again soon!


11:37 AM  

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