In Spain, these Spanish Clay Pots are mainly used for soups and stews and are great for wood burning ovens. Length 12.75 (handles included), Width 10.75, Height 8, Diameter 10.75 and Capacity 6qt (filled comfortably without overflowing). The cazuelas of Pereruela are unique due to the composition of clays found in the area and made from two different types of clay. They are composed of a heavy, slow-drying red clay which gives the pieces its strength, and a white clay containing quartz, feldspar, and mica that can be seen with the naked eye and gives the pieces its refectory properties. Will last many years with proper use and care (each piece comes with a product information sheet outlining the Uses and Care for the product).