Rainbow Gate

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About Rainbow Gate

Rainbow Gate Ceramics Allan Walter and Jenny Lind established Rainbow Gate in 1994. After years of being studio potters and having had three other small ceramic businesses they knew it was time to step to the next level. Adding employees as the business grew they welcomed their daughter, Anna Masterson, as a full partner in 1999.

Today there are six part-time and full-time employees including Anna, Jenny and Allan. Anna runs the production, paints and also contributes ideas for the designs. Allan and Jenny are responsible for the designs and ideas that drive the ever-evolving patterns and forms of the dinnerware. Simple shapes are deliberately chosen to better show the color and motifs that are painted on them.

Rainbow Gate employees, many of whom are artists themselves, are a dedicated, multitalented group. Rainbow Gate counts itself privileged to have such employees. All the work is made, painted, glazed and fired in our kilns at Rainbow Gate in Santa Fe. The colored clay slips that are used to paint with are made exclusively in house. Every piece is handmade and painted with multiple layers of color to develop a rich color field. The ware is made from strong, chip-resistant, low temperature clay that is not only functional, but also durable. It is painted with a safe, non-toxic lead-free glaze. 

At Rainbow Gate every piece is inspected at each stage of the creative process. Cups can be used in the microwave, however we do not recommend the use of our plates in the microwave because the flat shape can't distribute the heat rapidly enough which sometimes causes breakage, and for this same reason we also do not recommend use of any of the ware in the oven. Please refer to the FAQ section for dishwasher use information.

Small surface flaws are inherent in handmade clay objects so sometimes the work will have slight irregularities. This is a hallmark of individually made ceramics and contributes to their esthetic appreciation. We always carefully scrutinize all work before it leaves our studio so we know that the work has been completed to the highest standard of ceramic art production. We stand behind our work. If for any reason you have a problem with our work, please contact us. 

If you are a new customer, we welcome you. If you are a returning customer, we welcome you. We are grateful for your interest and support. Please stop by our studio and showroom at 320 Sandoval Street when you are in Santa Fe.