The typical salt or pepper shaker is entirely practical, but the Salt Bird gets a few extra points for adorableness. The delightful dish is best as a container of the coarser and larger grains of sea salt, rather than for the finer table grind.
This is because the sodium seasoning must be obtained with the tips of one's fingers, bringing meaning back to the practice of modern cooking with a "pinch" of flavor. The receptacle takes a sculptural avian shape with a hollow interior revealed through a gapingly open beak. It allows sufficient space for a hand to slip in and scoop up the commonly used condiment. Painted to match the white and yolk colors of an egg, the endearing Salt Bird by Our Workshop is ceramic and dishwasher-safe.