We are The Urban Kiln, a contemporary handmade ceramics store in Richmond, Virginia, offering decorative tableware that reflects the grand celebration of life. Showcasing the work of Mumbai-based potter Shalan Dere, our handmade pottery (stoneware and porcelain) is crafted from traditional pottery techniques, then styled with a dash of modern sophistication. Everything is made by hand from start to finish; no two pieces are alike. Just as unique as each one of us.
From hands, heart, to your home
The homeware market brims with a monotonous sameness, but The Urban Kiln wants you to have something that is remarkably singular. Our handmade pottery bowls, handmade pottery mugs and handmade pottery plates exude the warmth of human touch and the imaginative artistry of the potter. You can see it in the well-formed shape, in every brushstroke, every textural detail, which makes one aware of the immense love and labor that is intrinsic to handmade artisan pottery.
Old world art, modern-day love
The art of wheel thrown pottery has been around for centuries. From an ordinary lump of clay, Shalan Dere uses tips of her fingers and the speed of the wheel to allow the pottery to take form. It takes a steady hand to bring a beautiful piece to life – a piece with the right thickness and shape. With the years of experience, the vast knowledge that she has gathered during her journey with clay, the deep understanding of the ways of the medium, and bold experimentation with the glazes, Shalan brings to life ceramics that are exquisite and enduring.
What comes from the earth is good for the earth. Unlike the cold, flimsy feeling of plastic, sustainable pottery charm with their warm texture, glaze, and bright motifs. With each piece comes deeper value. There is craftsmanship, thoughtfulness, and talent embedded into every handcrafted stoneware and porcelain created by The Urban Kiln.
Yours to get, yours to gift
The Urban Kiln lauds the remarkable bliss of togetherness—in dining, entertaining, or thoughtful gifting. From vibrantly glazed handmade cups that carry your favorite tea, to intricately handpainted ceramic bowls that serve your heirloom dishes, we bring you the beauty of bespoke, adding a hint of sentiment to your everyday objects.
Here at The Urban Kiln, we blend the aesthetics of modern living to traditional art, giving you the best of both worlds: the warmth of artisan stoneware, and contemporary designs made to be loved by every generation.
Fill your home with handcrafted pottery. Shop at The Urban Kiln today.
Designed and handcrafted by Shalan Dere, we bring to you an exquisite array of artisanal pottery that will chime in a feeling of togetherness, romance and pure happiness in every occasion.
Our inspiration comes from nature, people and ever longing love. It’s where tradition meets trends and dreams turn into realities.
I got a beautiful dinner plate set from Urban Kiln and admire the colors chosen, design and can’t express the impeccable talent and creativity of Mrs. Shalan Dere’s pottery. Thank You for this special dining addition to my collection.
This was a sentimental purchase for me. Acquiring pieces created by Potter Shalan Dere and her daughter Kalyani was a special thrill because of how long I’ve known these two creative geniuses!
The pieces were everything I imagined they would be— distinctive, sophisticated and whimsical. I love the way they add color and cheerfulness to my dining table. Count me as a huge fan!
Our handmade ceramics are not just tableware and dinnerware. We also offer a variety of handcrafted home décor products such as sculptures, wall murals, wall décor, entryway décor, vases and lots more.
Browse through our decorative collection and find something for your own space.
11624 Timberton Ct,
Glen Allen, VA 23060, USA