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Robert Compton Pottery
Christine Homer Weaving

2662 N 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443
802-453-3778
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Copyright 2014

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Site Map

Family Ancestry Research

About the Potter Kilns Firing Techniques Vermont
Studio

On-Line Sales
 Gallery

Forming
Methods

Christine Homer Weaving

Links

Directions
& Contact
Potters
 B&B

Pottery Equipment For Sale

Robert Compton is featured in the September/October 2014 issue of Yankee Magazine.
Look for the article:
"60 Miles of Beauty,
A roller-coaster ride through the heart of Vermont..."
By Heather Atwell, Photography by Corey Hendrickson

"We hope you can visit during the Fall Foliage Season."


 

Most of  the 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.  

 The Pit-fired Pottery & Raku Pottery are fired in special kilns
designed for these unique effects.

Robert throws each piece of pottery individually on a potters wheel, at his
Bristol Vermont Studio & Gallery.

Robert uses porcelain & stoneware clay to make his handcrafted pottery.

 

 

The Vermont Pottery
&
Weaving Studio

Bristol, Vermont
October 2014

Robert, Christine & "Nuka" thank you for coming to our pottery
on October 4 & 5th as part of
The Vermont Craft Council's state wide
Open Studio Weekend.

Visit the Vermont Pottery Studio or shop in our On Line Gallery
The pottery is open most days10 am - 5 pm during Fall Foliage Season.
Call ahead, 802-453-3778 for daily schedule.
 Directions to the Pottery

There are over 300 pages of ceramic
information & photographs on this web site.

The Site Map is an easy way to locate specific areas of interest.

Robert works in a variety of firing styles, however his recent interest involves incorporating family Ancestry Images on pottery.

 

 


Our studio during Open Studio a few years ago.
Vermont Open Studio Weekend
October 4th & 5th, 2014

 

Robert Compton Pottery is participating
in the Fall 2014 Open Studio Weekend.

We hope you will come by
and visit the studio this weekend.

We will be open from 10-5 each day.

We will have the VCC state maps in the studio.

To go to the VCC website to see the map click here.

Pages of Interest

 

Robert's 40 Year

Retrospective Exhibit

 

Opening night photos, video lectures and 
information of the Retrospective Show and Book
.
 

Researching
Family Ancestry

Robert can put together your ancestral tree and
include photos and stories about your family.

Learn more at
 

Pages of Interest

Golden Retrievers
at the Pottery

 

 

 

 

Christine Homer Weaving

Christine's Hand-woven Shawls
&
Christine's Scarves
&
Warping a Loom
& 
Fibers for Spinning & Weaving
 &
 
Looms at
Christine's Studio

 Pages of Interest

Corporate Orders

If you are thinking about a special holiday or thank you gifts for employees or customers, hand made pottery is a wonderful idea. 

A custom order for the Hinesburgh Public House
 included 100 personalized mugs.

Pottery Equipment For Sale from Robert's studio

Plus..
 Equipment of a fellow Studio potter

Guillermo Granizo Mural

Plus

Water Sculpture Casting Business for Sale

Kilns at the Vermont Pottery

Besides the six kilns at his Vermont Pottery,  Robert has taken photographed Kilns Around the World  built by dozens of  potters, with comments on their various kiln design  features

The section on Kiln Books & Tips may  help those who contemplate building a kiln, or those individuals interested in kiln design,  construction of kilns and their operation.

 

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Robert and Christine welcome visitors to their
Gallery & Studio

This working pottery, weaving studio and gallery are located in a former dairy barn and house.  The barn serves as a clay studio and gallery and the pastures are used for raising sheep.  The farmhouse provides space for a weaving studio and is home to Robert & his wife, Christine.

Salt Glazing in the second chamber of the Noborigama kiln
is a unique method of glaze application.

 The clay is glazed by sodium vapors in the kiln at the Vermont Pottery, rather than by a coating of glaze minerals.  Salt Glazing is achieved by introducing salt into a specially designed kiln at high temperatures: (above 2200 degrees F).

Wood Firing 
Firing the Noborigama kiln is a demanding process requiring intensive labor
in both preparing the wood and feeding the kiln.
Robert's large wood fired kiln is stoked for 42 hours, and consumes six cords of wood. 

 

 

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All photos & text are copyrighted by Robert Compton

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Robert & Christine

 

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