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Our goal is to enhance the celebration of daily life and enrich its simple joys. There is an intimate connection between human hands when we use pots, a shared moment that often seems increasingly absent in our lives.

All of the pottery produced by Ray Pottery is handmade. It is either thrown on a potters' wheel, slab built or extruded. It is then fired in a kiln, which uses propane for fuel, to 2350 degrees Fahrenheit. Glazes are applied by a combination of dipping and spraying. Some of the stoneware glazes we use are:

Ash Glaze - Known for their subtle colors and mottled surface effects, ash glazed are the first glazes to be formulated by Chinese potters. We use pine and oak ashes, collected from a wood burning kiln.

Copper Red - Copper red is achieved by adding a small amount of copper carbonate (usually .25% to .5%) along with tin oxide to a glaze and then firing it in a reducing atmosphere. Copper reds were first developed by Chinese potters over 1000 years ago and were commonly referred to as "oxblood".