Hess Red Clay Pie Plates

Years ago we had a pie at a friend’s house and what caught our attention (before the delicious eating part) was the pie plate. Simple, smooth and noticeably attractive we had to ask, “Where did you get that pie plate?”

It turned out to be a gift.

(Image credit: Hess Pottery)

After calling up the giver and having her root around in her credit card reciept drawer we discovered Hess Pottery. Started in 1979 by Tom Hess, Hess Pottery is a remarkable, small-shop pottery company where one man’s passion for perfecting his art has never stopped. Over 31 years, Tom Hess has experimented, fiddled with and improved his process of making and shaping his clay so that now people like mysef interrupt dinners to ask, “Where did you get that pie plate?” Happy pie season!