1. French Butter Dish/ Butter Bell
For a video tutorial that explains how to throw one of these butter dishes, click here
2. "Standard" Butter Dish (Wheel-thrown or Hand-built)If you are interested in making a circular butter dish on the pottery wheel, here is a three-part tutorial from Simon Leach Pottery. For a tutorial on how to throw the base click here, to make the "lid"click here, for finishing and trimming click here.
If you would like to try something hand-built with a few more angles, these textured slab butter dishes are pretty awesome. There is a step by step tutorial in a book at the studio if you would like more info.
3. Berry Bowl/ Colander
This is a cute and versatile form depending on the size you make it.
4. Fluted or Carved Pie DishHand-made pie dishes are the best. You can custom tailor them to the diameter/depth of pie that you prefer. Here are a couple of pretty examples.
5. Stamped or Carved Serving Platter-HandbuiltMake a small set of these beauties to serve up your side dishes or appetizers OR build a bigger one to hold a main dish. This is a great project for hand-builders!
|slab-rolled and carved|
|slab rolled and shaped over a slump mold.|
|slab rolled and stamped.|
|slab rolled over french lace for texture|