This butter dish is gorgeous and sized perfectly for 1 long stick of butter split in half or two of the shorter butter sticks. One long stick can work but it’s a little tight.
It is discounted seconds because I need to sand the rim a teeny bit after firing. See pics. The lid is also not perfectly round. A tiny bit of glaze sealed the dome to the base. The butter dish is glazed in a beautiful blue/black/bronze/yellow glaze. Please note where it is unglazed (the rim of the dome, the ring on the inside tray). These areas are unglazed because the items were fired together and glaze would cause them to fuse.
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.
• 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).
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.