Winter Rye

Berwyn, Illinois
708-484-3902

 

 

WORKS

AT WINTER RYE, WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING OBJECTS AT HUMAN SPEED.

CERAMICS

A potter’s greatest source of pleasure, after working at the wheel, is knowing that someone will enjoy the results. Winter Rye ceramics are made with the user in mind. Porcelain clay, with its beautiful white surface, is the canvas upon which rich clear glazes are applied.  Fired at extremely high temperatures, porcelain ware is lightweight, but remarkably strong, hard, and durable.

 

TEXTILES

Weaving by hand is all about the passage of time. It takes hours to design a project and dress a loom, and many more hours building the cloth with row upon row of yarn. Winter Rye textiles are made of natural fibers: linen, cotton, bamboo or wool. They are made to last for years, softening and getting better with age.

 

METALS

We really can’t explain the desire to make a spoon. There is just something about a handcrafted utensil that makes us smile. Sterling silver, brass, and copper sheet is cut, heated, formed, and finished to create a variety of small serving spoons and hors d’oeuvre picks that match Winter Rye ceramics.