Robert altering thrown form
Robert altering a thrown form.

The Vermont Pottery & Weaving Studio

Robert & his wife, Christine, live on a former dairy farm, in one of the mountain valleys that surround Bristol, Vermont.   The barn serves as his studio & showroom and the 19th-century farmhouse their home.

Most of Robert’s Stoneware & Porcelain pottery is Wood-Fired in a Noborigama kiln.  A Salt Glazed atmosphere is achieved in the second chamber of this Japanese-style kiln.

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WCAX video, An Uncommon Kiln, from 2010, shows Robert firing his Noborigama.

The Pit Fired & Raku pottery is fired in special kilns designed for these unique effects.  Robert throws each piece of pottery individually on a potter’s wheel.

Visit the Vermont Pottery Studio or shop in our on-line Gallery.

The pottery is open most days from 10 am – 5 pm

Call, 802-453-3778 for our daily schedule.

 * Directions to the Pottery *

 

OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND – October 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 10-5 each day at Robert Compton Pottery

The weekends of October 1 & 2 and October 8 & 9, we will be hosting an Open Studio at our pottery.  This is part of the Vermont Craft Council’s special weekends to celebrate craftspeople and artists around the state of Vermont.

Please visit our studio those weekends if you are in the area.  The pottery will be open 10-5 each day.  Tour the studio & kilns and stock up on pottery, for yourself and for gifts.

2016 Fall VCC Open Studio Weekend Map link
2016 Fall VCC Open Studio Weekend Map link

 

 

The QR code is here to enable you to look at the VCC Fall 2016 Open Studio Map online.

Please note the color coding,

Black location numbers are for artists participating October 1st & 2nd,

Orange location numbers are for artists participating October 8 & 9th.

We have both colored numbers as we’re participating “both” weekends: # 11 for October 1 & 2 and # 8 for October 8  & 9th.

 

 

Our New Venture – History Mugs

Christine & Robert have always had a strong interest in history.  Growing up surrounded by antique photos, family members and their stories.  Robert took over compiling his family ancestry.  To share the information he collected, he began putting his ancestor’s images and stories on his mugs.

President Theodore Roosevelt

We now do this for other families and recently created History Mugs, a business focused on putting biographies on mugs.

We have produced a number of biographical series including The US Presidents, The Civil War, Athletes, Famous Vermont Residents, and Rodeo Stars.

Have personalized Custom Mugs made for your family or business. Go to our Custom Mugs section to see samples of Business, Commemorative, Genealogy, Special Events and Whimsical designs we have made for other people.

Visit our HistoryMugs website to see what we offer.

 

HISTORY MUGS ARE AVAILABLE AT:

  • Gettysburg Museum Store, Gettysburg, PA.
  • The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Museum Store, Washington, DC.
  • The Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT.
  • The President Calvin Coolidge Museum, Plymouth, VT.
  • The Fairbanks House Museum, Dedham, MA.
  • The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook, NY.
  • The Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, VT.
  • The University of Vermont Book Store, Burlington, VT.