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This butter keeper is gorgeous, it has a beautiful layered blue/bronze/green glaze over porcelain with a chunky white glaze at the bottom that is soft to the touch. It holds just under 1 cup of butter. THIS LISTING IS A DISCOUNTED SECONDS due to minor glaze imperfections. The glaze on the rim of the lid dripped down during firing - I sanded it smooth both on the rim and where it touched the inside of the base. Perfectly safe - just focus a little extra time on those areas while cleaning. There is also a little bit of glaze crawl on the outside wall (in video). Crawling is when the glaze doesn't stick to a portion of the clay.
Another name for this item is butter crock and is a common way to keep butter in France. You put butter in the bell part of the lid and fill the bottom with water. When your butter is inside is stays nice and soft without spoiling. This item sells out quickly - I typically only keep one or two on hand. The item is glazed on the outside, on the inside of the lid where the butter lives, and on the inside bottom of the base. The rest is unglazed due to the firing process.
All of my glazes are lead-free and food safe.
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• I am a small batch potter. All of my items are handmade one at a time. Each one will vary slightly.
• The bottom, and any part of the item that needs to touch the kiln shelf when firing, will be unglazed. Glaze can act as a strong adhesive. If glaze is touching anything when it melts, it will stick to that thing forever.
o If an item has more than one piece, they were most likely fired together, for this reason, the areas on the item that are touching will not be glazed (i.e., lid and rim).
• Slight glaze variations are normal. The glaze I use fires between 2200* and 2500*F, depending on the item. Glaze will melt and move when firing. You will see this movement in the piece after the fact. Additionally, I hand-dip everything. Drips and other unique marks made by the glaze will differ from piece to piece and may vary from the one photographed. This is totally normal.
• I love a handmade look. I do not strive for absolute perfection or a commercially made look. All of my photos are high resolution – please feel free to zoom in on each piece. Go crazy.
• Do not hesitate to message me with any questions about an item. I will respond quickly. Online shopping for handmade items can be tricky – I welcome and love all questions (I also love to hear from pottery lovers and potters).
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