Functional Pottery by Monika Schaefer
Sink Pots, French Butter Dishes, plates and platters...
I don't make a lot of functional stuff, most of my work is what I jokingly refer to as dysfunctional. But there are a few functional things I do enjoy making. All of my functional work is dishwasher safe (Although I should point out that ALL pottery, not just mine, will get damaged over time in the dishwasher. The grit that gets sloshed around in the dishwasher eventually etches pottery just as it does with glasses. All pottery that you care about should be hand washed.) You can also put my plates and platters in the oven (place in a cold oven and warm up with oven to avoid thermal shock) and microwave.
Sink pots: These handy little pots sit right in the corner of your sink and hold your scrubbie or sponge. They drain water back into sink - the inside bottom of each is slanted towards the spout. Your scrubbie stays dry and grunge-free! Available in white, denim blue, metallic black, moss green, crystal brown, and reddish brown. $26 each
To purchase sink pots, please contact me!
French Butter Dishes: These 2 part dishes have a deep collar in the top section. The top holds the butter - just press into the top. Add a bit of water to the base of the dish, just enough to rise up and form a seal on the lid when it is placed back into the bottom. Water forming a seal across the butter surface keeps air from getting at the butter. Air is what makes butter go rancid over time. You can keep your butter dish on the counter and your butter will stay fresh and spreadable. Water should be changed every day or so. $35 each
To purchase butter dishes from me, please CONTACT ME.
To purchase sink pots, please click HERE.
Free-form hors d'oevre platters
Imagine olives, or cheese & crackers, brushetta, cupcakes, cookies, chocolates or anything gracing these plates - They make a stylish addition to any get together where finger foods are served.