All of the work here is made by a small group of turners in Maine – Mark Baldwin of Borealis Press, Peter Keniston of Turner, and Temple Blackwood in Castine. There may be similarities between some pieces but no two pieces are just the same. New work is added regularly and some new turners may join in too.
Many of these lidded bowls are an elegant and practical way to keep butter out of the refrigerator – or in it if you prefer. They are so handy that a Borealis Butter Bowl Cult has sprung up and may run a candidate for president or a school board near you. Lauren Murray is one of the founding cult members. She writes:
“Domestic life began anew when my butter bowl arrived. I depend on her completely. My guests won’t leave.”