BNG Butter Keeper was hand-built from stoneware clay. I start by making a single template. I designed the template for either sizes of butter sticks – long and narrow and short and fat. Now I can cut several butter keepers from a single slab of clay, rolled to between 1/8″ and 1/4″ thick. I cut the form from clay rolled to an even thickness with a slab roller and then construct it.
The handle is made from a rolled and textured strip of clay that I fashion into a knot and attach to the lid. Each butter keeper has a unique handle.
I call the glaze “BNG”, which stands for black and gold. The gold is a red gold and I’ve been experimenting with overlapping the red gold over the black matte. The finish is smart, clean, and smooth. You will feel some texture in the black matte, but the texture is not scratchy IMO.
BNG Butter Keeper can stay out on your counter so your butter is softened but protected, always ready to spread with ease. Handmade, strong ceramic is beautiful and will add to the decor of your kitchen or table. It can also go in the fridge of course. Makes a great gift for wedding, anniversary, or just about any occasion. It’s sturdy and durable.