Brie Baker by Paul Ray
Measures approximately 9.5" x 2.25".
Handmade by Paul Ray of Seagrove, North Carolina.
Paul's pottery 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 0.25% to 0.5%) 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".
It is microwave and dishwasher safe. For use in a conventional oven, place room temperature dish in cold oven, then set to the desired temperature.
My goal is to enhance the celebration of daily life and enrich it's 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.
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