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Restaurant Ware

Usually the goal of potters is to make food more accessible, to make eating easier. I embrace the idea of preciousness- particularly for restaurants where each dish is highly considered, and helping diners consider each bite as part of the experience.

How Do CERemony Dishes Stand Up to a Restaurant Environment?
Our dishes are made with high fire stoneware, fired to 2300F. Most of our wares are dishwasher-safe. In some cases, extra care should be taken-when pieces have protuding parts, etc. But our ceramic wares are no different than most: the biggest risks are dropping them or thermal shock.

How CERemony Dishes to Work With?
In each listing, we note how each piece can be handled by service, and how each piece stacks for storage. In most cases, pieces can be handled multiple ways and stack more often than you think. More importantly, we are invested in how you work, so we’d love to collaborate to design something that works for your space, food and staff.

What Makes CERemony Dishes Different from Other Suppliers?
My dishes are made through a combination of handbuilding and throwing. We use almost no molds and our high fire reduction process results in glaze variation, even in a single kiln load. Our hands have molded every single piece, and so even when multiple people dine from the same dishes at a table, those small detail differences tell a narrative about the care of the entire meal.

Part of what we find thrilling about working with restaurants is the collaboration between two people who love food. We want each dish, in the hands of a diner and your staff, to clearly convey intention, care and beauty. If you’re interested in working with us, we are very pleased to have a conversation. Email us or if you’d prefer, just dial directly. amanda@howlingzoe.com / 602-487-2457

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  • Adrift

    $70.00

    Adrift

    $70.00

    Adrift is a dreamy, fantastical plating option. Each piece is handmade, and no two are the same. The leaf platform provides a showstopper backdrop for nigiri, caprese or dumplings. This piece may not be stacked, but you’ll want to leave it out when not in service. A grouping of Adrifts becomes an armada of whimsy. The engraving on Adrift mean sauce stays where you put it, with a variegated green gloss glaze.

    Adrift is a limited edition, and when out of stock, will not be reproduced.

    18 in stock

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  • Bell

    $22.00

    Bell

    $22.00

    Bell is an easy to use tray with a generous hold for your fingers. The delicately patterned surface is glazed in a black and metallic gloss and can be scaled up in size for anything from a tasting to family style dishes. The bottom of Bell is a soft sanded matte.

    Bell is made to order. Production time is 6-8 weeks.

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  • Belvedere

    $28.00

    Belvedere

    $28.00

    A platform for plating, sized for sides, apps, bites or dessert. Atop 4 soft unglazed feet, the textured top is satin,  with a glaze that will flash different shades of cornflower. Imagine red toro atop this, or raspberry coulis or orange slices for contrast, or marionberries, eggplant or spinach for a real punch of complementary color. Belvedere is available in custom colors with the same texture and finish, contact for info.

    Belvedere is made to order, production time is 6-8 weeks.

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  • Birch

    $22.00

    Birch

    $22.00

    Birch is a prop for bites, garnishes or just to pretty up the plate. Birch can be used from either side, its props mean it won’t tip over. Lean your bite against it, or even drape it from the branches. Each Birch is finished in a soft shino that flows between matte and satin, with just the slightest hint of color.

    If out of stock, Birch is available for pre-order. Production time is 7-9 weeks.

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  • Brim

    $26.00

    Brim

    $26.00

    A simple bronze backdrop to any of your sauced or souped dishes. With a 2.5oz capacity, this is a a sturdy addition for a tasting menu, starter, bite or dessert. The satin glaze flashes bronze and black, and allows utensils to glide across it. Brim stacks easily for storage, is dishwashable, and is easy to serve due to the lip.

    Brim is made to order, production time is 6-8 weeks.

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  • Divot

    $26.00

    Divot

    $26.00

    Divot is ideal anytime a dish needs a pinch of something-that tiny bit of fresh grated wasabi you’d serve with sashimi- or the chili flakes you’d serve on the side. Or maybe some maldon salt, or grated ginger and radish on the side of hiyayakko. The dark oceany glaze flashes black and blues, and is a good gloss. Divot stacks 3 high, is dishwashable and an easy plate to serve. Even with a curved base it sits solidly on the table, holding about 3.5oz and .5 oz of condiment and is dishwashable.

    Divot is made to order, production time is 6-8 weeks.

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  • Ear

    $38.00

    Ear

    $38.00

    Ear was inspired by whole animal butchers who came for a studio visit. This small plate features a soft shino speckled glaze that changes on each piece due to the nature of firing, and has a curved bottom that balances perfectly, elevating your food off the table, reaching for the customer. The magical thing about ear is how perfectly your thumb fits perfectly into the crook of the ear for service. Ear isn’t explicit- it hints at its origin: a real pig ear- and would be the perfect foil for small-medium plates, sides or starters. But it would be an ironic twist for some aubergine and greens.

    Ear is made to order, production time is 8-10 weeks.

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  • Sale!

    Elements Collection

    $316.00 $275.00

    Elements Collection

    $316.00 $275.00

    Elements is a collection of 8 individual dishes that each, on their own, make a big impression on the plate. Used together, they illicit a “wow” from diners, with tons of nooks and crannies to explore and open, turn, rock or touch. They also provide 8 distinctly different ways to plate, allowing you to offer a complete palate of tastes, color, and texture.  When purchased together, Elements is 40$ off the individually priced components. Collection includes Stone, Meadow, Birch, Stump, Leaf, Feather, Pool and Rock Pile, but does not include pictured wood plate.

    When out of stock, Elements is made to order. Production time is 8-10 weeks.

    10 in stock

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  • Feather

    $28.00

    Feather

    $28.00

    Feather is a curved piece that rocks and rests on the table. Easy to serve from either end, works beautifully in multitudes, or just as a place for garnish, sauce or an additional point of interest on the plate. Diners will love playing with feather and often pick it up to examine it.

    Feather has current stock, but backorders are considered made to order and require 7-9 weeks.

    20 in stock

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  • Flame

    $42.00

    Flame

    $42.00

    17 in stock

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  • Leaf

    $28.00

    Leaf

    $28.00

    Leaf is a great alternative to a traditional ramekin or garnish bowl.  Each handmade piece is hand carved and formed. The leaves rock when you play with them, on a soft, unglazed surface, but with a bowl like form, whatever is inside, whether food or sauce, won’t spill out and left alone, balance perfectly.  The interior is glazed in a beautiful verdant green gloss glaze that speckles and pools, so the carving doesn’t hinder spoons or forks. Leaves don’t stack well, but may be stored on their side, where they nest against eachother.

    Once out of stock, Leaf is made to order. Production time is 6-8 weeks.

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  • Meadow

    $72.00

    Meadow

    $72.00

    A truly unique restaurant piece- a patch of ceramic grass that will help any bite you want defy gravity by sitting on top. A flexible base like a watermelon radish will bend to the grass, while a stiff base like fried food will rest, almost inexplicably, on top. These are delicate, but with care will last, and are surprisingly strong. The variated chrome green glaze flashes bronze, green and brown and hints at grass without being comical. No two pieces are the same.

    Meadow is made to order, production time is 7-9 weeks.

    12 in stock

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  • Mouthful

    $18.00

    Mouthful

    $18.00

    A handmade take on a classic plating option for tasting menus. Mouthful hosts a perfect bite, as both a plating option and the spoon itself. The top is glazed with a variegated gloss glaze in a soft white, and the bottom is a super soft unglazed matte finish. Mouthful can be customized to any color range, may be stacked 5-8 high, and is easy to serve.

    Mouthful is made to order. Production time is 6-8 weeks.

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  • Nest

    $52.00

    Nest

    $52.00

    Nest is a bowl that wants what’s within to peek out. It asks diners to carefully eat what’s inside, just as careful as you might be with a real nest full of eggs. Perched on three delicate legs, each holds a 4-6 oz of food. Imagine a pea risotto, with edible flowers peeking out between branches, or a sunomono with black sesame seeds. Even a trio of soft boiled quail eggs on purple potatoes would be spectacular. While delicate, Nest can be stacked 3 high for storage and is easy to serve.

    When Nest is out of stock it is made to order. Production time is 7-9 weeks.

    18 in stock

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  • New Star

    $92.00

    New Star

    $92.00

    New Star is a double walled bowl, originally conceived for the rice course in kaiseki. The double wall retains heat or cold, insulating the food. The texture causes everyone to pick up the bowl and examine it after. They were meant to inspire thoughts of galaxies and cosmos, explosions. In satin white, each detail picks up the light. In satin black, details are mysterious, with users feeling out each note. The bowl itself fits perfectly in your hand, with a good weight. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand, no two are alike, but are all familial. these pieces may be stacked three-four high.

    When out of stock, New Star is made to order. Production time is 7-9 weeks.

    20 in stock

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  • Pool

    $22.00

    Pool

    $22.00

    Pool is a shallow, ice blue bowl for plating. Simple on its own, the ice blue is a perfect backdrop for almost any color cuisine. As part of a plating with other elements such as Birch, Stump, Leaf, Meadow and Feather, it becomes a elevated plating presentation. Pool stacks effortlessly, 10-15 high for storage and has a perfectly smooth gloss interior and exterior, and sits on a rounded base sanded soft.

    When out of stock, Pool is made to order. Production time is 6-8 weeks.

    19 in stock

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  • Rain

    $68.00

    Rain

    $68.00

    Rain is a sculptural plating option that is ideal for tables where diners face each other. The front face of Rain is a pale blue raindrop. The back, almost wholly hidden from the diner, is the orchid in back. Easier to serve with than it looks, grasp the orchid with thumb and forefinger to hold it. Rain has a concave bottom, so sauced items stay put. It allows for height of your food, but also provides a good amount of white space for a smaller item. Follow the curves of the piece for the most impact. Rain looks more delicate than it is- it goes easily through the dishwasher.

    When out of stock, Rain is made to order. Production time is 7-9 weeks.

    20 in stock

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  • Scaffold

    $36.00

    Scaffold

    $36.00

    Scaffold is a hollow platform for plating in a classic pale green gloss celadon. The height of Scaffold allows you to really elevate the serving, either on its own, or on a plate alongside other bites. The carved surface holds onto sauces and dressings, without impeding spoons or forks. Easy to serve, thumbs hook perfectly onto either end for easy carrying. This piece has a pleasing weight over slipcast pieces, giving it more stability and durability.

    Scaffold is available in icy blue, grey or celadon and is made to order. Production time is 6-8 weeks.

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