paulandshiela

Ray Pottery was founded in 2002, but the seeds that grew into this labor of love were sown many years ago. Paul Ray and Shiela Allred Ray both grew up in the pottery rich area of Seagrove, NC.

Paul took up pottery as a hobby for five years starting in 1992. However in 1997 he quit his job of 9 years, enrolled in pottery classes and went to work full time for Cagle Rd Pottery.

Shiela’s first experience on the potter’s wheel came in 2000 after meeting Paul. Shiela was a natural on the wheel. This wasn’t surprising since she had always been very artistic and creative. Shiela was bitten by the pottery bug; she quit her supervisors’ job, enrolled in pottery class, and started her journey in clay.

In 2005, Shiela wanted to introduce red 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 red.

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Lasagna Dish
11"L x 9.5"W
68.00
Small Square Plate
6.5"L x 6.5"W
30.00
Dinner Plate
11"dia
48.00
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 rpsmbriedishw
Serving Bowl #2
9"dia
42.00
Bacon Cooker
4.5"H
48.00
Small Brie Dish
6"dia
32.00
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Large Vase
9"H
110.00
Brunch Plate
9.5"dia
35.00
Oil Bottle
8.5"H
32.00
rplgbriew   rpmednestbowlw  rplgservbowlw
 Large Brie Dish
10"dia
70.00
Medium Nesting Bowl
8.5"dia
52.00 
 Medium Platter Bowl
11.5"dia
62.00
rpsmbbriebakerw rpbaconcookerbw  rpblasagnalgw
Small Blue Brie Dish
6"dia
32.00
Blue Bacon Cooker
4.5"dia
48.00
Large Blue Lasagna Dish
9.5"L x 9.5"W
76.00 
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rpbicecreambowlw 
 rpmbflutedbowlw
Blue Dinner Plate
11"dia
48.00
 Blue Ice Cream Bowl
6"dia
22.00
Medium Blue Fluted Bowl
6.5"dia
32.00