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stopperless salt and pepper shaker set

by Stephanie Theado
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  • the story

Good Egg

Set the table for well-seasoned design with these innovative salt and pepper shakers. At a glance, this egg-shaped set with no holes or stopper seems to be a product of modern invention – if it tips over, nothing spills out through the top or bottom. However, artist Stephanie Theado was inspired by the generations-old kitchenware she watched her grandmother use while spending her summers in France.

Hand-thrown on a potter’s wheel and fired with soda ash, these sleek ceramic shakers feature an interior slope to keep salt and pepper in place. Simply tip upside down, fill with salt or pepper, and then slowly turn it right side up. The seasoning settles along the base of the slope, only to be released with an up-and-down shake of the eggs. Handmade in New York.

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  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
24113
Made from
stoneware clay, glaze
Measurements
3.5" H x 3" W x 3" D
Notes
Hand wash outer surface only. Do not fill the shakers with water.
Each shaker holds a maximum of 6 teaspoons of salt/pepper.
  • the maker
Stephanie Theado

Stephanie Theado

Along the Little Delaware River, in Bovina, New York you will find Stephanie Theado's pottery studio nestled among a handful of century old houses. Before settling there in 2005, Stephanie worked with clay at various studios throughout Virginia and the Carolinas for over 25 years.
For inspiration, Stephanie draws on her memory of the pottery her grandmother used when she spent her summers in France. Drawing on her childhood memories has allowed her to design several collections of functional tableware. Her pottery is simple, quiet and centering, helping to ground an over stimulated world.
Stephanie only produces high fired stoneware pots, which will withstand heavy use for many years. She fires her pieces once, compared to most double firing practices, which cuts her fuel consumption by a third. She uses well water in her manufacturing process and never discards waste into the ground water. The Little Delaware Pottery studio is warmed by a passive solar sun-room and she heats it with a special wood stove during really cold days. With being sustainable, her designs inspire a love of the natural world, perhaps fostering a sense of stewardship for our earth and an appreciation for locally made, environmentally friendly products.

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STOPPERLESS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Entertaining (4)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

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4.0

How to Clean?

By 

from San Francisco

About Me Avid Cook

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Elaborate Meals
    • Entertaining
    • Gifts

    Comments about STOPPERLESS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET:

    I love this product but don't understand how to clean it. Can you please explain?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    1.0

    Too confusing

    By 

    from West Branch, IA

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about STOPPERLESS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET:

      I originally reviewed this positively but after three weeks I realize it's not useful. It stops all conversation at the table, (a bit more than I had hoped) and by the time guests figure out how to use it they've ruined the food on their plates. This was a mistake.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Intriguing!

      By 

      from West Branch, IA

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Intriguing
      • Quality Construction
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Elaborate Meals
        • Entertaining
        • Gifts
        • Simple Meals
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about STOPPERLESS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET:

        I bought this salt and pepper shaker for "the house" and let my husband open it. He made fun at first, ("um, where are the holes?") but when he realized the design of it he thought it was ingenious. It's not for folks who want fresh-ground pepper, but our pepper grinder had worn out and was just frustrating, so I decided to go for easy instead. It'll be a great conversation piece at dinner and the ceramic construction feels good and hefty in your hand.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        4.0

        Love this unique product

        By 

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about STOPPERLESS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET:

          my wife loved the fact that there was no stopper and no holes for the salt and pepper shakers, loves the unique design and they work really well when used

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Too cool!!

          By 

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clean

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Large Kitchens
          • Simple Meals
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about STOPPERLESS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET:

          This set is hefty and very easy to use! Everyone comments on how unique they are. I loved the artist's story that was included with the set. The insert specifically warned NOT to wash them out, as they wouldn't dry properly due to their shape, which was good to know (I generally always wash everything before I use it). I am very happy with my purchase.

          Service and delivery comments:

          These were carefully wrapped and packaged, arrived in perfect condition.

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          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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