Thrown Pottery: Handmade Pottery – French Butter Dish or French Butter Crock

Dee Green wheel thrown pottery includes French butter crocks or French butter dishes, garlic keepers, vases, bowl sets, Mugs, cups and her specialty items hand thrown orchid pottery made from clay in the Pacific North West. Dee Green is a mostly self-taught potter and focuses on creating functional ceramic pottery for the home.   Her handmade pottery is thrown on a potter’s wheel at her studio which is located near Sequim WA. These sturdy ceramic pottery pieces are meant to be used daily and are completely food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.    The wheel thrown pottery is both earthy and modern, Dee Green is influenced by the Peninsula of Great North West.   The earth tones colors of the landscapes that surround the area inspires her work in ceramic pottery.  Her need for vivid color and abstract impressionism show in the colored glazes.   As in Dee Green’s abstract and impressionist art Dee’s wheel thrown pottery has a feeling of sensitivity and movement which is the core elements of Dee’s work.  Below are samples of her line of French Butter crocks or French butter dishes.  Each is wheel thrown and hand glazed.  Lovely creation for any dinning room.

Thrown Pottery -  Butter Dish Collection 2

Thrown Pottery – French Butter Crock or Dish Collection 2

Thrown Pottery - Ceramic Butter Dish Collection

Thrown Pottery – French Ceramic Butter Dish Collection

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The word “ceramics” comes from the Greek keramikos (κεραμικος), meaning “pottery”, which in turn comes from keramos (κεραμος), meaning “potter’s clay.” Most traditional ceramic products were made from clay (or clay mixed with other materials), shaped and subjected to heat, and tableware and decorative ceramics are generally still made this way. It excludes glass and mosaic made from glass tesserae.

There is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, and often ceramic objects are all the artistic evidence left from vanished cultures, like that of the Nok in Africa over 2,000 years ago. Cultures especially noted for ceramics include the Chinese, Cretan, Greek, Persian, Mayan, Japanese, and Korean cultures, as well as the modern Western cultures.  You can learn more about the history of Ceramic Arts from Wikipedia.