Friday, October 12, 2007

French Butter Keeper

Have you heard of a butter keeper? This special pot is made to safely keep butter unrefrigerated on your counter. The cup or "bell" under the lid is filled with softened butter. You then place an inch or so of water in the pot. When the lid is put on, the water creates an airtight seal, keeping your butter fresh for up to a month.
This butter keeper is my entry in the Etsy Mud Team's Autumn Challenge. It was thrown from a rich black stoneware clay, and then glazed in my pumpkin spice glaze. The leaf on the lid was painted with wax, which resisted the glaze when the pot was dipped.


Lisa said...

This is lovely Lisa. Beautiful job.

Cynthia said...

Very cool - I've never tried to make one.