Verde Irish Butter Keeper is the result of a request from one of my nicest customers. He wanted something that would hold 2 sticks or hold the wide Irish butter block. So, I modified the template I use for the regular butter keeper. I hand-built Verde Irish Butter Keeper from stoneware clay, rolled to between 1/8-1/4″ thickness using a slab roller.
The clay is tan or light brown in color. The surface is an overlap of green and cream glazes. I dip each piece of the butter dish, the top and the tray, green and then cream glazes. I make both of the glazes.
Keep and serve 2 butter sticks, a single butter block (“Irish”), or a block of cheese.