Ginger Steele Salt-Glazed Pottery - Handbuilt and carved butter box


5" length by 3" width by 4.75" tall

Ginger Steele Butter Box

SKU: Ginste 672
  • Ginger Steele is a self-taught potter craftswoman, living in western Oregon. Her current clay work is salt-fired stoneware. Each piece is individually shaped at the potter's wheel or formed by hand, decorated with slips and glazes after a bisque fire, and then perched on tiny balls of refractory wadding before placement in the kiln. The unpredictable collaboration of salt vapor and kiln position makes each pot unique and reveals extraordinary possibilities for color and imagery that are artistic nourishment for a working potter. Drawing on vessel forms of many cultures and epochs, from traditional English country pottery to historic Chinese bronzes and American pewter wares, Ginger Steele seeks to create beautiful and useful pots to submit to the searing heat and defining atmosphere of the salt kiln. These are pots for daily use - pots for preparing and serving food and drink - created for the comfortable rituals of daily life.