Nearly all of our food is served on Michael Jones pottery, which some pieces are designed especially for Wolfdale's items (i.e. the poke cones). The story goes, Jones was Chef Douglas Dale's college professor when he attended school in Ohio to study ceramics and influenced Dale to go to Japan to further learn the art of pottery.
Every piece of Jones' ceramics is for sale at our restaurant from the butter dishes to the garden stools. The unique dishware makes for an excellent conversation piece. The flower vases and cocktail tumblers are the biggest sellers!
Since 1991, Jones has been making functional ceramics fulltime, thereby offering people ongoing opportunities to integrate his work into their daily lives. His studio is equipped for a wide range of hand techniques—wheel throwing, slab construction and molded ware. From the many types of possibilities in ceramics, he has chosen to produce stoneware (firing it to temperatures of 2300˚F) for its all around toughness, durability (says alot to survive restaurant usage), and to be absolutely food and dishwasher safe. Using a gas-fueled kiln has enabled him to alter the fuel-air ratios to influence the color and tone of glazes. With this approach, a variety of quiet subtleties of color and texture are developed. There are subsequent variations in glaze tone and color, which are an integral aspect of the aesthetics of his work.
We love Michael's work and so will you! Given all the different styles, patterns, colors, and textures of ceramics we have, please contact us (click & scroll down to the form) to inquire about purchasing. Thank you for understanding!