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The Urban Kiln is a contemporary handmade ceramics and pottery store based in Richmond, Virginia, owned by ceramic artists Kalyani Dere and Shalan Dere.  The mother-and-daughter in tandem both answer the call of color and clay and bring to you ceramics for everyday living.

There is beauty in imperfection and having items that are really handmade.

Handmade with passion.

We put a lot of love in our pottery and every piece is uniquely and individually handcrafted. From our hands to yours, we love creating artisan pottery for your home.


Creating a Connection.

We create pottery that connects with people on an artistic and human level. Each piece has a feeling and a story to tell.


"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." 

—  Jayasree Jeevanigi

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