Ray Pottery is handcrafted in historic Seagrove, NC where Paul Ray's family has been throwing pottery since the late 1700’s. It is made by the husband and wife team of Paul and Evelyn Ray along with the help of highly skilled local craftsmen.
"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 pottery, a shared moment that often seems increasingly absent in our lives."
In 2005, the now-familiar red was introduced into the Ray Pottery glaze palette. High temperature reds were developed by the Chinese during the Ming dynasty, which they called “Oxblood”. They are notoriously difficult to work with and will range in color from pink to purple. After many months of testing they were finally able to perfect the firing schedule that now produces their magnificent shade.
The pottery is designed to be used in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Each piece is finished with a beautiful lead-free glaze.