MADE to ORDER ~ PNW Utensil Holder


MADE to ORDER: please allow 4 WEEKS production time

Made in your choice of my Dark Blue, Turquoise, Gray or Orange color - the base is left unglazed and sanded smooth. Above the band of color the design can be made with just the Mountain, or with orcas added, or orcas and a WA State Ferry. Each painted by hand and unique, the perfect addition to your PNW kitchen.

approx: 6.25 - 6.5 inches tall X 5.25 - 5.75 inches at the widest part of the opening

This price includes free domestic shipping, please message me for international shipping quotes. If you'd like to do no-contact pick up from my home studio in Tacoma, WA use coupon code "PICKUP" at checkout to remove the built-in shipping costs.

© Downing Pottery, 2022

These utensil holders are unglazed on their lower portion which means the surface is porous and can absorb cooking oils and other stains. To help seal and protect that matte surface against staining, your pottery will be oiled prior to shipment - as you might treat the wooden cutting boards and utensils in your kitchen.

If and when you feel it’s time to retreat your pottery, apply mineral oil* with your hand or a paper towel and leave upside down overnight. If you have porous counter tops, such as concrete or butcher block, I would skip oiling the bottom of a utensil holder. Wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel in the morning and you should be good to go! Repeat as needed.

*clear, food safe mineral oil is inexpensive and widely available. There are organic mineral oils available online. Linseed oil is another option, commonly used for treating wood surfaces. Do not use olive or vegetable oil as they can go rancid over time.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

4 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I'm taking custom order work on a very limited basis. Get in touch with your request and I'll let you know what I can do.

Sizing details

These pieces are handmade and the clay shrinks 12-15% so there is variation, but you'll find size approximations in each listing. I do not offer custom sizing.

Wholesale availability

No wholesale at this time.

Packing Materials

I source as much recycled packing material as possible, with peanuts, bubble wrap and paper from several local small businesses. I buy all of my boxes new, from a nearby manufacturer.

Pick up options

All prices include free domestic shipping. I do offer a discount for no-contact, pick up from my home studio in Tacoma, WA. If interested, please use coupon code "PICKUP" at checkout and I'll be in touch as soon as your order is ready!

Beautifully made! My kitchen and I love it!

Perfect way to keep my love of the Pacific Northwest with me all the time! Nothing like ferries, orcas, and Mt. Rainier to make me smile!

beautiful piece of pottery! can tell it was made with a lot of care and love, will definitely be ordering more from this shop! fast shipping, thoughtful packaging to ensure item did not break in transit. love it!

I have ordered many things from this extremely talented artist. She is a dream to work with and does the most incredible work. I am always so impressed by the quality of her artistry and product. Recently, she did a custom piece for my dad, with his PNW cabin on it. It took my breath away and my dad teared up, because he was so touched. I will order more things in the future, for sure!

So happy with how this turned out!! It's a lot bigger than I expected which is awesome. The craftsmanship is just gorgeous and the whales are too cute! Now I feel like I need to get some new utensils because this holder is just too beautiful for my old cheap ones! Lol