I'm looking for an *unglazed* clay, earthenware, or stoneware bowl or small pot, perferably with a lid, to make our homemade yogurt in. Unglazed containers are best for getting the right consistency in the yogurt, and I'm having a devil of a time finding the right vessel. Ideally, I'd love something made from the kind of stoneware The Pampered Chef sells http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_produ... . They used to have the perfect bowl, ages ago, but have long since discontinued it. I'm looking for something that holds anywhere from 4-8 cups volume.
I've looked into South American ceramic bakers like Tierra Negra http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.... and Pomaireware http://www.kitchendance.com/laclborup... . Romertopf or Henry Watson would be great options, but are too big.
I could probably go without a lid if the vessel were a pretty standard round size, and I could just sub one of my spare pot lids. Obviously it's important that whatever vessel I choose is food safe (lead free and cadmium free).
So, wise wise chowhounds... any ideas?
(edit: d'oh! spelling error in the topic title -- i hate it when i do that!)