Monthly Archives: January 2013

Butter dishes, a new used piano

Last year Sue had an order for a butter dish and because it came from a long time customer and friend she made it.  She made three, because she never makes just one and the other two sold quickly, one had a cow on the cover as a handle.
Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYSue throws on the wheel then alters the forms, these are the sides to the bottom and top.

Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

From a slab of clay, Sue puts the bottom on the tray part and cuts out a shape for the top.

Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

  Sue shapes the top and attaches it from the top and from the inside.

Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Making a butter dish in Stoneware by Sue Burdick Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The butter dish is ready for a handle, either a standard or a cow.  The cow in the middle is sculpted from a solid piece of clay, the one of the right is created from a slab.
buttonsThese are buttons that Sue made for peyote bracelets that Sue is making,
pianoand here is a photo of the piano I mentioned in the last entry.