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Robert Compton Pottery
Christine Homer Weaving

2662 N 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443
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Site Map

Family Ancestry Research

About the Potter Kilns Firing Techniques Vermont

On-Line Sales


Christine Homer Weaving


& Contact


Robert works in many firing styles, but his most recent interest involves incorporating family Ancestry Images on his pottery.


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
March 2014

Visit the Vermont Pottery Studio
or shop in our On Line Gallery

The pottery is open most days10 am - 5 pm
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.


Golden's at the Pottery

Nuka is the newest addition at our pottery  










Family Ancestry

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

Learn more at

Pages of Interest

Robert's 40 Year

Retrospective Exhibit

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



Christine Homer Weaving

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


 Water Sculpture Business for Sale



 New Topics

Corporate Orders

If you are thinking about special holiday or thank you gifts for employees or customers,
hand made pottery is a wonderful idea.  The mug show above was part of a large order from the Hinesburgh Public House in Hinesburg, Vermont. 
They ordered 100 mugs for their HPH Mug Club.

Pottery Equipment for Sale
 Treadle Wheel and Ball Mill

Plus Equiptment of Studio potter Who is liquidating their studio

Guillermo Granizo Mural For Sale

Kilns at the Vermont Pottery


Robert and Christine welcome visitors to their
Gallery & Studio

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.

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 
The Noborigama kiln is a demanding process requiring intensive labor
in both preparing the wood and firing the kiln.
Robert's large wood fired kiln, a Noborigama design, is stoked for 42 hours,
and burns up to six cords of wood.  Stoking is done every 3-8 minutes.


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.

Pottery Equipment for Sale
Pug Mill, Treadle Wheel and Ball Mill

2014 Web Design by Robert Compton & Christine Homer
All photos & text are copyrighted by Robert Compton

 For permission to use images or text,
Robert & Christine


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