Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

French Butter Keepers, or as I call mine, Butter Bulbs™!

Fresh out of the kiln are a few new Butter Bulbs™ (the name I gave my design of French Butter Crocks). I created a bulb shape for the butter compartment. I like the way they feel in the hand and the way they hold in the butter. I've listed them for sale over at my Etsy shop

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Individually sculpted
face pendants, porcelain
 on leather cord, $40 each
Join me and all my ceramic creations at the studio where they're born. Functional, decorative and sculptural. I just can't say NO, to any of them!
September 24th & 25th, 2010
Friday 2-7pm
Saturday 10-4pm

Even if you miss one of my quarterly sales you're still welcome to shop. Please just call first to make sure I'm around the studio or to make an appointment. 206.229.3311. Thanks! -Barbara

Barbara Dunshee Ceramic Studio
1060 26th Ave East
(The Arboretum/Montlake area)
Seattle, WA 98112

Come to the studio to shop for functional pottery, Lively Lidded Vessels and sculptures, small and large. French butter keepers, mugs, bowls, teapots, tumblers, illuminaries, pitchers, ceramic bells, ornaments, vases and more. 

In the meantime you can preview or purchase my work online through my Etsy shop.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Barbara Dunshee at Art in the Alley by Columbia City Gallery

I'll be showing small new works like this tiny face at
Art in the Alley by Columbia City Gallery
Friday, August 13th, 2010 4-9pm

Southeast Seattle's only outdoor arts festival takes place from 4-9pm on Friday, August 13 near Columbia City Gallery. This free event features the work of 40 local artists, craftspeople and jewelers, including paintings by Aba Diallo and Jacqui Beck, “art-cycled” mosaics by Darcy Thompson, prints by Sonya Stockton, sculpture & wearable art by Barbara Dunshee, soap works by Heidi Risse and jewelry by  Alexa Allamano. Art in the Alley is held in conjunction with the Columbia City Beatwalk.

Hope to see you there!

Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S | Seattle WA 98118 |
206.760.9843 |

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

French Butter Dish (or Butter Bulb™ as I call my design!)

I just mailed off this custom ordered Butter Bulb™. It's red iron oxide over my delicate ray pattern with a big aqua dot on top. It's glazed clear on the inside.
I love the way the red iron oxide looks and feels, especially over the texture!

If you're looking for a french butter keeper (also called french butter crocks or jars) I've listed them MADE TO ORDER at my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

French Butter Keepers, a sweet trio!

This trio of French Butter Dishes (I call mine Butter Bulbs™ as I designed the butter compartments to be bulb shaped) was a commission for a woman and her two sisters. They each hold 1/2 cup of butter (one stick, as we get them in Seattle). In bright yellow, with a big happy red dot on top. They are all clear glaze on the inside surfaces. I sell these through my Etsy shop and currently they are made to order so you can choose your colors.