Evolution of the Guild
From G. Wolff to G. Wolff & Co.
I have heard from many friends that with all the pots I have trained potters to make, (not made by my hands) I have caused a bit of confusion on what's what and who made which pots. This page is to help clear up most of those confusions. Around the time Martha Stewart gave Oprah Winfrey some of my pots for Christmas in front of many millions of Americas, it became clear I was not going to keep up with the demand from my personal wheel. (Thank you Martha!)
As a fan of traditional pottery I felt it an obligation to bring the audience interested in these great older style garden pots in contact with traditional potteries who deserved the support.
My great joy in this endeavor has been to let aesthetics lead commerce for once instead of the other way around. Sometimes in these projects I have succeeded better than others. Below in chronological order are all pots stamped with a G Wolff Stamp. The stamp on each pot refers directly to each project.
Any pot that has this stamp or coggle on it was made by me on my wheel between 1971 and today. I usually put the wet weight of each piece on the pot and the year made. I also sign the pots on the bottom. Note: there is no "& Co." on these pots
Any pot made with this stamp was made by someone visiting at my pottery under my personal teaching and was fired and sold by me here in Connecticut.Next >