Ceramic Plates by Ashley Lin Pottery seen at Topolobampo, Chicago, IL, Chicago - Blue Agate Plates & Wide Rim Bowl
Ceramic Plates by Ashley Lin Pottery seen at Topolobampo, Chicago, IL, Chicago - Blue Agate Plates & Wide Rim Bowl
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Blue Agate Plates & Wide Rim Bowl

Rick Bayless' Topolobampo was called "possibly the most elegant and serious Mexican restaurant in the country" by the New York Times.

For the dinnerware at this Chicago eatery, he chose local ceramicist Ashley Lin's exquisite, hand-thrown plates and bowls. A perfect match.

Meet the Creator

"I have been working in the ceramic medium since 2002, and believe clay can enrich the most fundamental and beautiful aspects of life: enjoying and sharing food and drink. As a student in the Ceramics Department of West Virginia University and later as a production potter at Jason Silverman Ceramics in Philadelphia, PA, I was drawn to handmade pottery pieces for everyday use. I have sought to develop a very personal yet functional style that celebrates the movement and the moment between the hand and the clay, creating "maker's marks"-- unique gestures on the clay's surface. Every item is thrown by me on the ceramic wheel, trimmed by me, and glazed by me using glazes that I have formulated. I am very mindful of creating pottery that stacks well in cabinets, feels comfortable in the hand, and is unique. My "Jingle Bell Cups" (cups that have a void in the foot of the vessel that contains small ceramic beads that ring when the cup is shaken) are in the patenting process."

Available for commission/custom work