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Show season is upon us! We are too busy making pots to keep our inventory correct on this site!
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~We apologize for the inconvenience!

THANK YOU for understanding and enjoy poking around!


These are for anyone who hates HARD Butter!

This is an old design from the 1700’s and how butter was kept for longer freshness before refrigerators became common place.


Let your stick butter soften until sticky like creamy peanut butter. Smoosh your softened butter into the lid. Fill the base with enough cool water that is comes up around the tube of butter as the lid is inserted. Just like when a boat capsizes the water displaces around your butter and will not journey up into the tube. Butter is not water soluble, it is mostly fat, so water will bead up on its surface.  Make sure to change your water every couple of days and avoid getting any food particles stuck in the butter. Leave out on your counter or table and you will always have soft fresh butter.

*Note: Do not place butterkeeper on or near your stove, in your windowsill or anywhere it can sit in the sun. This will cause the butter to melt.


Instructions will be sent with each Butterkeeper



If sold out, Contact Us to request an order

All glaze is food safe, as well as able to be used in the Microwave and dishwasher. Please take care with any sudden temperature change, going from Cold to Hot too fast may crack the piece

All pieces are made by our hands either Wheel Thrown, Joy, Or Slab Built, Zach. All variations and differences between similar pieces in size, shape or volume are celebrated and expected with Handcrafted pots.

Shop Policies

Sales Tax

Fellow residents of Ohio will be charged sales tax


We ship within the USA. We hand make each piece and cannot offer free shipping.

We use recycled materials as much as possible. (Thank you all who collect and drop off Large Bubble Bubblewrap, Peanuts, Bags of Air, and Boxes over 6” in any measurement! Anyone who would like to drop off any of these clean packing materials is welcome!) This helps keep costs down!

Please be sure that your order is going to a location that is safe and secure. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

Please Double Check the Mailing address you provide

Pieces Damaged in Shipping please contact us Immediately! Please do not throw any of the packing material away and take pictures of the box, packing and broken work. We will need to report the damage to USPS. (Since switching to USPS for all my shipping, this has not Happened! Knock On Wood…)


If your purchase is a gift, we will happily ship directly to the recipient and include a note from you if you choose. We will also include a Care Card and any instructional cards for the pieces purchased. No prices or receipt will be included. We do not offer gift wrapping services.


Conditions of Use

When you purchase anything from Brown Bear Pottery, you agree to hold Joy and Zach Ingram harmless from any loss, damage, or injury due to any products purchased from them. Our maximum liability to you is the amount you paid for the item(s) purchased. All items offered on this site or in person are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.

We reserve the right to update these policies at any time and without notice

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