Friday, November 30, 2012

Ceramic Bells Ringing

YouTube video of my ceramic bells and how sweet they sound!

They are available at my Etsy shop

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Barbara Dunshee at Tully's during Madison Park Art Walk

This Friday, September 7th 6-9pm, I'm taking my quirky little weirdos to Tully's in Madison Park. The celebrated painter Isa D'Arleans will be at Tully's as well! The entire event kicks off at 6 PM at Madison Park Starbucks. Stop there first, get your maps, hit the street and meet some art!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 sculpture exhibition schedule Barbara Dunshee

My Summer 2012 exhibition schedule:

Grand Open House at Inscape Arts
Saturday July 14, 2012, 12-8pm
Inscape Arts
815 Seattle Blvd S (formerly Airport Way S at Dearborn)
Seattle WA 98134

Inscape Arts is delighted to announce our Grand Open House, Saturday July 14, 2012, from 12-8pm. The renovation of the 77,000 sq ft historic INS Building is now complete with upwards of 150 artists, professionals, and creative people in all disciplines working in what is now one of the largest art hubs in Seattle. We are throwing a party to celebrate!

Join us for a day of music, food, entertainment, and open studios. Wander the halls of history, and get to know the artists, artisans, collectives, small creative businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations who focus on arts and culture. Disciplines in the building include performance art and theater, music and dance, sculpture and assemblage, painting and photography, writing, digital media, and a wide variety of other mediums.

The Grand Open House will coincide with the first day of Dragon Fest 2012, the two-day Chinatown-International District celebration.

August 9th, at Aljoya Mercer Island
"Visual Biographies"
Artists take on full lives lived by elders of Aljoya.
The opening receptions are always gala worthy parties.
September 7th, Madison Valley Artwalk
Long nose face sculptures. These smaller sculptures are my best little weirdos.
They are light weight and look great alone or in small group.
Oct-Dec 2012
Union Art Group Blitz!
1100 E. Union
Artists of varied discipline come together for an annual art Blitz at this live/work artist co-op. Non-resident artist, myself included, are juried in for the extravaganza!
Opening reception in early October and the exhibit stays open till early December.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Seattle Sculpture Guild party, June 2012

Seattle Sculpture Guild party June 2012. We co-built a temporary sculpture of vice-grips!
SSG Party June 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

French Butter Keepers!

French Butter Keeper
Butter Bulb™ by Barbara Dunshee
I've loved the idea of French Butterdishes for years, long before I made ceramics myself. Soft butter, yes! But, I didn't like the way they looked. It took me another 5 years, of designing, abandoning and revisiting before I had a design vision I liked. In fact, I love my design now. I give them all a big happy dot on top and rounded parts that look lovely and feel comfy to hold. And finally, the butter chamber is bulbous, rather than the traditional straight cylinder. That holds the butter in even better so it doesn't fall into the water in the bottom chamber. This is why I've named my design Butter Bulb™!

Watch my YouTube Video video of the easiest way to fill the Butter Bulb™

Pictured is my large version of a French butter crock and holds two sticks of butter (2 sticks = 1 cup = 8 oz = 226 grams). Available through my Etsy shop!

Other colors available only as MADE TO ORDER. Please allow 6-8 weeks prior to shipping.
( browse my "sold" section at my Etsy shop )

My take on the French Butter Keeper. French Butter Dishes keep butter soft AND fresh on the counter top. Fill the top with butter, fill the bottom with water and the water will create enough of a seal to keep the butter fresh at room temperature. It feels sweet in the hand, very ergonomic. My design is a shallow version of the typical French Butter Dish cylinder for better butter access. I call mine "Butter Bulbs™". Nice for serving goat cheese or other soft spreads too, though I would keep those in the fridge till serving.

How the Butter Bulb™ holds the butter.