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Ayla Mullen Ceramics

PICK OF THE KILN: Oval Serving Dish with Wild Roses

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Every firing, I choose a personal favorite piece, and designate it the "Pick of the Kiln." These are the pieces that manage to shine just a little bit brighter than everything else: the forms sing, the decoration is balanced and harmonious, and all the aesthetic elements speak the same language. In the midst of a hundred pots, there is always one that managed to hit a clearer note than the rest, and that is the Pick of the Kiln. 

This large, statement piece serving dish was wheel thrown and altered into an oval form. Decorated with a hand-carved and inlaid design of wild roses, it is glazed in a food-safe celadon glaze.

A perfect decorative object for the kitchen counter or table, and a large sized serving dish for entertaining. 

Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Dimensions: 13" L x 10" W x 2" H

 

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My designs are inspired by the wild plants and trees that I encounter in my adventures, as well as by memories of the plants of my childhood in the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is hand-carved from scratch, so even though I often repeat the same design, each piece is one-of-a-kind and handmade with care in my studio in Bellingham, WA.

This piece was hand thrown on the wheel with stoneware clay. The decoration was hand-carved and inlaid with color before the piece was fired. I mix all of my own glazes and fire in a gas reduction kiln to 2400 degrees F. CARE: All pieces are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe, and can be used in the oven. When using pottery in the kitchen, the key to longevity is avoiding temperature shocks, for example taking a bowl out of the fridge and putting it straight into the microwave or oven. When using pottery in the oven, place the room temperature dish in a cold oven and heat it up with the oven. When pulling hot dishes out of the oven, beware of setting them on a wet surface. If you follow these simple guidelines, you should enjoy a lifetime of use from my pottery.

Materials & Process

Stoneware Clay, Food Safe Glaze, fired to 2400* F in a Gas Reduction Kiln

Care information

All pieces are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe, and can be used in the oven.

When using pottery in the kitchen, the key to longevity is avoiding temperature shocks, for example taking a bowl out of the fridge and putting it straight into the microwave or oven.

When using pottery in the oven, place the room temperature dish in a cold oven and heat it up with the oven. When pulling hot dishes out of the oven, beware of setting them on a wet surface.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you should enjoy a lifetime of use from my pottery.